NAPOLI NEWS

Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli a precious 3-0 victory away to Lazio, opening up a seven-point lead in third place.
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare does not believe the team is distracted by their Coppa Italia success over Roma, as they focus on Napoli.
Jorginho insists Napoli “believe in second place” and that means getting the better of Lazio this evening.
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.
Lazio have an injury crisis, as Ciro Immobile plays and Lucas Biglia is not even on the bench, but Pepe Reina and Dries Mertens start for Napoli.
Lazio are without Stefan de Vrij, Senad Lulic and Federico Marchetti, while Lucas Biglia and Ciro Immobile are in doubt against Napoli.
Ciro Immobile’s agent reveals he wanted to join hometown club Napoli this season, but “there wasn’t even a real approach” and he’s happy at Lazio.
Gonzalo Higuain became the first player to get over 20 Serie A goals in his debut Juventus season for 59 years.
Pepe Reina is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Lazio, joined by Brazilian striker Leandrinho, but Lorenzo Tonelli and Emanuele Giaccherini miss out.
Simone Inzaghi is without Stefan de Vrij, but insists Lazio “are ready to take on Napoli” for third place after knocking Roma out of the Coppa Italia.
Simone Inzaghi insists “Lazio were in my destiny” and after reaching the Coppa Italia Final, they are targeting Napoli. “Nothing is impossible.”
Raffaele Cantone, the chief of the Anti-Corruption bureau, warns against a “Juventus witch-hunt” and insists there’s organised crime in all fan groups.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly irritated Lorenzo Insigne by demanding he sign a new contract minutes ahead of the Juventus clash.
Napoli face another anxious wait, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in doubt for Sunday’s massive clash for third place with Lazio.
Elseid Hysaj’s agent confirms “German and English interest, but we have no need to leave Napoli” next season.
Dries Mertens says he and former Napoli teammate Gonzalo Higuain “are still friends” as he wants to be considered a No 9, not a false nine.
Dries Mertens has revealed that he is loving life at Napoli but “hates” comparisons with club icon Diego Maradona.
Gonzalo Higuain’s father says the striker only left Napoli for Juventus “because of his bad relationship with Aurelio De Laurentiis”.
Napoli have been fined €35,000 after a supporter invaded the pitch in their Coppa Italia win over Juventus.
Lazio medical staff are “optimistic on a rapid recovery” for Lucas Biglia to face Napoli on Sunday, but Stefan de Vrij is in doubt and Federico Marchetti needs surgery.