Monday June 30 2014
Napoli to discuss San Paolo deal

Napoli are set to work with the city council to reach a new agreement for use of the San Paolo, including the possibility of renovation work.

The club had raised attention over where they will be playing home matches for next season, with the recent enrolment for 2014-15 Serie A citing Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera as their nominated venue, also initially indicating this as their ground for Champions League participation.

This was seen as a precautionary measure, due to the club’s current agreement with Naples’ city council for use of the Stadio San Paolo due to expire and no agreement for a renewal clear at that time.

With the agreement set to expire today on June 30, La Repubblica report that the club and city are back in negotiations and that these cannot last too long, if the club want to begin the season back at the San Paolo.

Once an agreement is in place, the League will need to meet to ratify changing the club’s nominated ground back to the San Paolo. Napoli are due to play their Champions League Play-off round return leg in Italy on August 26 or 27, whilst Serie A will kick off on August 31.

It is understood that current talks between club and city are centred on a three-year agreement and should enable Aurelio De Laurentiis to carry out renovation work on the stadium.

Il Mattino have been reporting of late that a deal will be reached imminently.

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