UDINESE NEWS

Dries Mertens is reportedly closer to a contract renewal with Napoli, but it would include a relatively low release clause.
Maurizio Sarri saw an increased maturity and patience from Napoli as they picked Udinese apart 3-0, but warned Roma remain in front.
Gigi Del Neri rued an “error of positioning” that allowed Napoli to break through against a well-drilled Udinese.
Jose Callejon thanked the Napoli fans for “making me feel at home” and is confident they can catch Roma in second place.
Udinese managed to frustrate Napoli for 48 minutes, but eventually capitulated 3-0 as the gap from second-placed Roma closed to two points.
Cyril Thereau fears Udinese’s “perfect performance might not be enough” to beat Napoli, “who play the best football in Italy.”
Allan is determined to see off his former club this evening as Napoli host Udinese, but warned his teammates to ignore Roma.
Napoli have consolidated third place and now need to pile the pressure on Roma in second, but host Duvan Zapata’s Udinese.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s 10 Serie A games, from the Milan Derby through Roma-Atalanta, Pescara-Juventus, Fiorentina-Empoli and Genoa-Lazio to Napoli-Udinese.
Udinese have confirmed that Czech starlet Jakub Jankto has extended his contract with the club until 2021.
Maurizio Sarri urges Lorenzo Insigne to stay - “there are many players who are symbols of this Napoli and it’s important they stay here”.
Luciano Spalletti warned “Roma results will decide the future” ahead of his 400th Serie A match this weekend. “Football is my life.”
Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis is caught between Napoli and Watford for next season.
The changes to the fixture list for Serie A Week 34, 35 and 36 have been announced, including Roma-Lazio, Inter-Napoli, Milan-Roma and Roma-Juventus.
Udinese sporting director Nereo Bonato isn’t clear on Duvan Zapata’s future - “everything will depend on Napoli”.
Udinese confirmed the season is over for defender Samir after he required keyhole knee surgery.
Inter are tracking Alex Meret as a potential replacement for Samir Handanovic, according to reports.
Reports suggest Duvan Zapata will return to Napoli this summer, as Udinese can’t afford to buy him.
Gigi Del Neri celebrated Udinese’s victory over Genoa and looked forward to a contract extension. “This is my home.”
Join us for the build-up and action from all seven Serie A games, from Sampdoria-Fiorentina through Crotone-Inter, Milan-Palermo, Bologna-Roma and Lazio-Napoli.