Simone Inzaghi affirms Lazio “want to bounce back” after successive Serie A defeats but admits “I’d have preferred to face another team”, besides Napoli.
A weekend of helter-skelter entertainment is guaranteed, as both Scudetto battlers get to face top challengers. The race for European spots is really heating up too, and this weekend brings extremely tough fixtures for the teams fighting against relegation.
Faouzi Ghoulam could miss the rest of the season as Napoli suspect the left-back has fractured his kneecap.
Simone Inzaghi warns Felipe Anderson “needs a different attitude” after dropping him for Napoli but assures “we’ll wait for him.”
Marcello Lippi believes Juventus “are built to win everything, but Napoli play better football.”
Edinson Cavani admits he has kept “beautiful images” of the time he worked under Walter Mazzarri at Napoli.
Emanuele Giaccherini claims Napoli will not win anything under Maurizio Sarri after accusing the Coach of neglecting his squad players.
Antonio Di Natale believes he’d have scored “three goals per game” in Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli and advises Gigi Buffon on retirement.
Elseid Hysaj won’t stop the flu ruling him out of Napoli-Lazio on Saturday. “It takes more than that to knock him out,” said his agent.
It’s reported Hector Herrera was offered to Milan for next season, but the Rossoneri aren’t particularly interested in the Porto midfielder.
Elseid Hysaj and Raul Albiol are in doubt for Napoli against Lazio on Saturday, but Dries Mertens is on the road to recovery.
Dries Mertens says Napoli have “great players” and insists they want to win the Europa League as well as the Scudetto.
Felipe Anderson trained alone today, according to reports, and he’s not expected to be called-up for Lazio’s trip to Napoli.
Marco Guida has been appointed as the referee for Fiorentina-Juventus, while Luca Banti takes charge of Lazio’s trip to Napoli.
Jorginho’s agent reveals he’s not in Italy to discuss a new Napoli contract but his client “is happy” and “in Manchester it rains too often”.
Ciro Immobile’s agent says the striker “would have run to Napoli if he got the call” in the past but now “I don’t think Lazio would sell him”.
Juventus winning a seventh Scudetto in a row would be “extraordinary” says Max Allegri, as “Napoli have concentrated all their strength on the league”.
Massimiliano Allegri confirms Juventus will be without Paulo Dybala for tomorrow’s Fiorentina game, but Douglas Costa will be available.
Napoli will reportedly meet with Jorginho’s agents on Saturday, to ward off interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
Napoli warn Amin Younes will be open to “financial and disciplinary” action if he tries to get out of his contract.