NEWS
Friday July 19 2019
Ancelotti: 'More than one Napoli buy'

Carlo Ancelotti insists Mario Rui “is not on the market” and Napoli “could purchase another two big players and not just one” this summer.

The Coach spoke to TV Luna after a 5-0 friendly win over Serie C side Feralpisalò, denying reports Mario Rui was close to FC Porto or Benfica.

“Mario Rui is not on the market and neither is Faouzi Ghoulam, as we have no intention of selling them. They are a strong pair who work well together.”

Negotiations seem to have stalled for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, with Mauro Icardi of Inter and Lille winger Nicolas Pepe also options.

“We will be ready by August 31 when the transfer window closes and we could purchase another two big players and not just one.”

Kostas Manolas was brought in from Roma to bolster the defence and scored his first goal in today’s friendly.

“When we play against three-man defences, our attacking shape will be a 4-2-3-1.”

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