NAPOLI NEWS

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced there is “an extraordinary plan for sport to resume from May,” as Italy eye an easing of lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has revealed that Inter loanee Mauro Icardi is ‘far beyond our financial reach’.
Milan loanee Pepe Reina revealed that he ‘lost oxygen for 25 minutes’ after contracting coronavirus and claimed he “never had as much fun” as with Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli.
Napoli are reportedly intensifying their pursuit of Fiorentina captain German Pezzella for next season.
A new Government decree in Italy has banned training in sporting facilities for professionals until at least April 13 due to the coronavirus lockdown, effectively ending the debate between clubs.
A leading epidemiologist running one of Italy’s coronavirus taskforces warns it is “difficult” to see sport resume in Italy before the summer, although self-isolation prevented “tens of thousands more deaths.”
Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni admits Federico Chiesa and Gaetano Castrovilli have received “many offers, but Rocco Commisso won’t sell.”
UEFA have announced an easing of the Financial Fair Play rules during the “current exceptional circumstances” of the coronavirus shutdown.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that “the idea is to restart Serie A on May 20 or early June. Scrapping the season would be a grave injustice.”
Serie A clubs spent almost €200m on agent fees throughout 2019, with Juventus leading the way on €44.3m.
Manchester United are reportedly preparing offers for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt and Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.
There were another 727 deaths in Italy from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 13,155, but the rate of new infections continues to slow.
Manchester United have reportedly made an enquiry for Napoli right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik reportedly considers his options for next season, with Atletico Madrid and Milan monitoring the situation at the San Paolo.
Antonio Cassano has claimed that Lionel Messi is better than Diego Maradona because he has been “doing the same things for 15 years”.
Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has made his restaurant in Katowice available to cook, pack and ship food to the hospitals in the city where he grew up.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has revealed that the San Paolo “has something special” after playing Napoli in the Champions League.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso sent a message to “fans all over the world”, encouraging them to “stay at home” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti predicts “downsizing” after the coronavirus pandemic and scoffs at the suggested preparation required to resume the season. “It’s a myth”.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne confirms he has a “really good” relationship with Gennaro Gattuso and that Italy have “the aim of winning” Euro 2021.