NAPOLI NEWS

It is reported that Napoli are preparing to offer star forward Dries Mertens a new contract.
Napoli could loan defender Nikola Maksimovic to the Bundesliga, after he rejected Bologna, Sassuolo and Villarreal.
Faouzi Ghoulam could be back playing for Napoli within a month, but Arkadiusz Milik has to wait a little longer.
Simone Verdi is expected to respond to Napoli’s offer on Monday, as Bologna have accepted a €20m plus bonuses offer.
Gerard Deulofeu reportedly wants €2.5m per year to move to Napoli, who don’t have a deal with Barcelona.
James Pallotta admits it is unlikely that Roma will make any signings this month as “we have the team to compete with Napoli and Juventus”.
Pepe Reina’s agent assures there have been no calls from Juventus or Milan, but they “haven’t heard from Napoli over a new contract either.”
Benevento winger Amato Ciciretti will join Napoli for free in June, but before then could go to Spanish side Getafe on loan.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis paid a surprise visit to Maurizio Sarri in order to discuss extending the tactician’s contract with a doubled salary.
Jorginho is focused on playing for Italy and winning with Napoli, said his agent, but in June “we’ll see what offers arrive.”
Napoli have given Bologna winger Simone Verdi until Sunday to give the all-clear to a transfer, otherwise they’re going for Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona.
Diego Armando Maradona criticised Sevilla for hiring Vincenzo Montella to replace Eduardo Berizzo. “There are thousands of Coaches who could do the job.”
Napoli have officially signed Zinedine Machach as a free agent on a contract to June 2022.
Former Napoli, Lazio, Genoa and Brescia midfielder Francelino Matuzalem received a three-month ban for slapping a referee.
Kalidou Koulibaly insists Napoli are “playing to win" the Europa League but “it’s better not to speak” about the Scudetto.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Zinedine Machach is a “prospect signing”, and Maurizio Sarri will have final say on Gerard Deulofeu or Simone Verdi.
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agents says Atalanta “like him a lot” and says there was a “misunderstanding” about his Napoli role.
Mattia Perin confirms “until June I’m the Genoa goalkeeper”, and calls Giuseppe Rossi “a great player”.
Zinedine Machach has arrived in Italy to take his Napoli medical, before signing on a free transfer.
Roberto Mancini says he “rebuilt” Inter, but “signings were needed in January to keep up”.