NAPOLI NEWS

Diego Armando Maradona confirmed he is in talks to work with Napoli again. “After 30 years that love remains intact, just as it was the first day.”
Maurizio Sarri was disappointed that Napoli failed to keep a clean sheet in their 3-1 victory over Pescara.
Lorenzo Tonelli got his second goal in as many games as Napoli eventually pushed Pescara aside 3-1.
Lorenzo Insigne notes Pescara are “one of the few sides who really made Napoli struggle” and has a request for Diego Maradona.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from all today’s Serie A games, including Cagliari-Genoa, Napoli-Pescara, Lazio-Atalanta, Udinese-Roma and Fiorentina-Juventus.
Dries Mertens leads the way as Napoli host struggling Pescara, who held them to a thrilling 2-2 draw in August.
Massimo Oddo is confident Pescara can shock Napoli again after holding them to a 2-2 thriller in the opening round.
Vlad Chiriches and Arkadiusz Milik are out of the Napoli squad to face Pescara, but Raul Albiol returns.
Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo prepares to face his old club Empoli, but won’t let Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina off the hook.
Maurizio Sarri discussed the Napoli striker situation and warned Pescara “caused us the most problems all season.”
Arkadiusz Milik is “very happy to be back in the Napoli squad. Soon I’ll be able to play again.”
Gonzalo Higuain is already looking forward to facing Napoli and gives teammate Paulo Dybala advice, but won’t say if Juventus is his last European club.
Southampton are the latest favourites to capture Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, as West Bromwich Albion must sell to raise cash.
Juventus have won the race for winger Riccardo Orsolini, confirmed Ascoli and his agent. “It’s all done, we just need to sign.”
Napoli could agree a new contract with Dries Mertens that has a €35m release clause for Europe and €50m for China.
Mattia Perin's agent reveals Everton scouted the Genoa goalkeeper “almost every Sunday” before his injury.
Elseid Hysaj admits Napoli “missed Arkadiusz Milik” and “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Napoli have officially signed Leandrinho for €600,000, announced Brazilian club Ponte Preta.
Alessandro Del Piero admits Fiorentina and Juventus have such bitter rivalry that “it can be considered a derby.”
Napoli’s club doctor believes Arkadiusz Milik could return to the pitch “in a fortnight”.