NAPOLI NEWS

Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui sees similarities between Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura and believes Serie A has done some of his players good.
There are some intriguing fixtures today, as Juventus visit Empoli, Napoli go to Atalanta, Milan host Sassuolo, Torino face Fiorentina and tonight it’s the Roma-Inter showdown.
Napoli’s Allan says the club have now moved on from Gonzalo Higuain’s departure to Juventus.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini claims tomorrow’s opponents Napoli “play the best football in Italy.”
Raul Albiol is out of Napoli’s trip to Atalanta tomorrow, but Ivan Strinic returns and there could be some new faces.
Giampiero Ventura has called in Nicola Sansone, Domenico Criscito, Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Darmian for Italy’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Macedonia.
Jose Callejon reveals it was Napoli teammate Pepe Reina who told him of the Spain recall. “I didn’t believe him!”
It’s the last round before the break for international duty and there are some big games, including Torino-Fiorentina, Milan-Sassuolo and a huge Roma v Inter.
Spain have called up Jose Callejon for next week’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Italy – the Napoli winger’s first inclusion in almost two years.
Arrigo Sacchi praises Napoli’s transfer campaign, but warns they must learn to win ugly like Juventus.
Fabio Capello believes Napoli are “capable of the final” in the Champions League this season.
Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli “got a great deal” selling Gonzalo Higuain for €90m and knows the pressure Max Allegri is under at Juventus.
The agent of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam says his client is worth €40m - “if Chelsea paid €27m for Alonso…”
Napoli have announced Raul Albiol has a hamstring strain, and will miss the Atalanta game this weekend.
Nikola Maksimovic says “I always wanted Napoli” after making his debut last night.
Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, claims his departure was agreed last year - “we had an agreement with Juventus”.
Napoli announced that Raul Albiol’s injury is not serious after he limped off during the 4-2 Champions League win over Benfica.
Rui Vitoria was impressed with Napoli after a 4-2 drubbing of Benfica in the Champions League. “They are uniting pragmatism with quality.”
Dries Mertens praised Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri after a 4-2 win over Benfica. “He should’ve been in the Champions League sooner.”
Maurizio Sarri said Napoli “proved we belong in the Champions League” after beating Benfica 4-2 and the atmosphere “remains on your soul like a tattoo.”