NAPOLI NEWS

Inter and Juventus are already starting the war of words, with Antonio Conte telling Maurizio Sarri to “calm down, as he’s on the powerful side now.”
Juventus have lost the Serie A leadership for the first time since March 3, 2018, a run of 560 days at the top of the table, replaced by Inter.
Eusebio Di Francesco saw “the best Sampdoria performance of the season so far,” even if they did lose 2-0 at Napoli.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, as Fiorentina-Juventus is a grudge match, Napoli host Sampdoria and Inter welcome Udinese.
Carlo Ancelotti appreciates the Napoli strength in depth after a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria. “Fernando Llorente is tall, but he can play football.”
Dries Mertens scored both Napoli goals in the 2-0 victory over Sampdoria, but refused to comment on a new contract. “We’ll see.”
Sampdoria have started the Serie A season with three straight defeats for only the fifth time in their history.
Dries Mertens bagged a brace to intensify Sampdoria’s crisis, while Fernando Llorente provided an assist within minutes of his Napoli debut.
Mario Rui admits Liverpool and the Champions League are a distraction, but Napoli’s “most important game” is against Sampdoria.
Napoli give Hirving Lozano his first start and adjust their tactics after two seven-goal thrillers, but Fabio Quagliarella’s Sampdoria badly need a boost and launch Emiliano Rigoni.
Arrigo Sacchi explained why Maurizio Sarri has “a much tougher job” revolutionising Juventus compared to Antonio Conte’s Inter, while Carlo Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said he “didn’t get along with Maurizio Sarri because of squad rotation” and Carlo Ancelotti has “more experience.”
Maurizio Sarri revealed his Fiorentina-supporting Mother was “not at all happy” when he took the Juventus job. “I’m the only Napoli fan in the family.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis urged fans to “always support the team, not just in four or five fundamental games” amid debate over season ticket sales.
Fabio Capello can see a “three-way fight for the Scudetto between Juventus, Napoli and Inter” in a revitalised Serie A campaign.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms Alisson Becker and Naby Keita are out of the Champions League clash with Napoli.
Napoli have Lorenzo Insigne back, but no Arkadiusz Milik or Elseid Hysaj, while Sampdoria miss Jakub Jankto and call up Emiliano Rigoni.
Napoli have contacted Diego Maradona’s new club to organise a friendly match, claims Gimnasia La Plata President Gabriel Pellegrino.
The Stadio San Paolo dressing room saga finally seems to be over with Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis inspecting the work done.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne are available for Napoli’s Serie A match against Sampdoria tomorrow.