NAPOLI NEWS

Inter hope their Chinese connection through Jiangsu Suning can give them the upper hand for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele.
Dries Mertens seems to be staying at Napoli, because the release clause in his contract expires tonight.
After apologising to Napoli for insulting chants, the Juventus Under-15 team were crushed 5-0 by Inter in the Scudetto Final.
Multiple sources claim Napoli are stepping up their bid for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz and could meet the €30m asking price.
Olympique Marseille have reportedly started formal negotiations with Nice for Mario Balotelli.
Reports are growing that Daniele Rugani could head for Chelsea after his agent met with Juventus director Fabio Paratici today.
Napoli representatives flew out for talks with Nice, as they are prepared to pay the €40m release clause for Jean Michael Seri.
Roma President James Pallotta confirms “I was joking” when he said Alisson would join Real Madrid and Radja Nainggolan would go to Inter.
A Neapolitan website quotes Roma President James Pallotta as saying Alisson “is close to Real Madrid” while Radja Nainggolan “will go to Inter”.
Dries Mertens reportedly refused to sign an image rights deal with Belgium for the World Cup, as Napoli already own the rights.
Jean-Michel Seri’s agent urges Napoli to buy the Nice midfielder - ‘they’re in pole position, we hope to receive positive news in the next few hours’.
Max Allegri admits he got his Juventus tactics wrong in the defeat to Napoli - “I played for a draw and I’m not used to that”.
Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly prepared a €30m bid for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
Too often kept on the backburner at Napoli, the World Cup is the ideal time for Piotr Zielinski to show what he can do, writes Ciro di Brita.
If Chelsea do hire Maurizio Sarri, they could bring Daniele Rugani from Juventus and current Napoli defender Raul Albiol.
Mousa Dembele’s agents are in Italy for meetings with Napoli, Inter and Juventus, although Tottenham Hotspur want him to go to China.
Napoli are ready to sign Stefan Lainer from RB Salzburg this week, while keeping an eye on Fabian Ruiz and Alphonse Areola.
Maurizio Sarri, Pep Guardiola and Arrigo Sacchi are no doubt discussing the beautiful game as they vacation in the same Italian resort.
Lucas Torreira is heading to Arsenal for €30m spread out over three years, while Sampdoria teammate Ricky Alvarez goes to Guadalajara.
Jorginho’s agent confirms the Napoli man is still “waiting for news” on Manchester City - “the only certainty is he’ll be wearing blue next season…”