NAPOLI NEWS

Wojciech Szczesny is “optimistic” that Roma can retain second place ahead of Napoli and get automatic Champions League qualification.
Raul Albiol believes Napoli are “making important strides” and predicts “next year we’ll be closer to Juventus”.
Diego Maradona says he’d be Napoli Coach in the future “if the people wanted it”.
Gianfranco Zola believes Italian tacticians will continue to rule Europe, as after Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri “would do well anywhere.”
Gianfranco Zola is thoroughly impressed with Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli and hopes “Lorenzo Insigne can do even better than me.”
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirms Juventus, Roma and Napoli want Patrik Schick but “we want to keep him”.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is the latest name to be linked with a move to the Inter bench next season.
Dries Mertens will reportedly receive a bonus for having decided to renew his contract with Napoli.
Reports are escalating that Dries Mertens has agreed a contract extension with Napoli to June 2021 worth €4m per year.
Sulley Ali Muntari has been suspended by the Disciplinary Commission for walking off during Cagliari-Pescara due to racist insults, but Inter and Lazio have suspended bans.
Sampdoria starlet Patrik Schick “will decide in the end” between Juventus and Napoli, said one of his representatives, “but he’ll have a great future.”
Yuto Nagatomo says he was treated like “a criminal” after his mistake against Napoli, but is “proud” to be an Inter player.
Dries Mertens is reportedly on the verge of extending his Napoli contract, with a €25m release clause.
Senad Lulic says “calmness and sacrifice” allowed Lazio to beat Roma, but doesn’t think they can finish third.
Napoli’s victory took them just one point behind Roma and the automatic Champions League race is once more ignited as Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 34.
Lorenzo Insigne’s representative insists the forward “never thought about leaving Napoli” after reflecting on the Partenopei’s “perfect” win at Inter.
Dries Mertens refused to be drawn on his Napoli future, but praised Coach Maurizio Sarri in an interview.
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik revealed his 'delight' in closing the gap to Roma to just one point.
Napoli captain marek Hamsik appears to have suffered an injury against Inter, as he was pictured leaving San Siro with a bandaged right calf.
Inter struggled to get anything going against Napoli on Sunday evening, Football Italia rates the two teams.