NAPOLI NEWS

Antonio Conte acknowledges “there is still a gap” between Inter and Juventus. “We mustn’t set limits, but at the same time be honest and realistic.”
Inter, Juventus and Napoli have long tracked Sandro Tonali, but it’s reported Fiorentina are now ready to pay €30-40m for the Brescia midfielder.
Roberto Mancini maintains Italy are “not that far off the strongest European teams” after a perfect qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. "I tried to make these players believe in themselves."
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly told L’Equipe magazine about his experiences of racism. “They’re thugs and would never dare make those noises to my face.”
Lorenzo Insigne wants to “repay the faith” shown in him by Italy Coach Roberto Mancini and discusses the pressure of being Napoli captain.
Roberto Mancini confirmed either Federico Chiesa or Federico Bernardeschi will start against Greece tonight, while advising how to get the best out of Lorenzo Insigne.
Atalanta are planning a new contract for wing-back Timothy Castagne, as he is targeted by Napoli, Celtic and several Premier League clubs.
Lorenzo Insigne admits he has “rows with Carlo Ancelotti,” but the captain assures he’d “get myself killed for the Napoli jersey.”
Italy are expected to use players from nine different clubs in their starting XI against Greece, as a victory would secure Euro 2020 qualification.
John van’t Schip accepts Greece are in transition but still wants to see them “face a great team with the right spirit” against Italy tomorrow.
Kalidou Koulibaly believes there is no racism at Napoli as their fans “could never have written a letter like the one Inter supporters sent Romelu Lukaku.”
Marek Hamsik says “I won’t rule out” a return to Napoli, whom he thinks “can do anything” this season.
Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon are reportedly “very close” to leaving Napoli next year.
Several Serie A players were on target in this evening’s Euro 2020 qualifiers, as Eljif Elmas bagged a brace for Macedonia to beat Josip Ilicic’s Slovenia.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits Bayern Munich “should’ve waited longer before firing Carlo Ancelotti. I almost cried after announcing the news.”
Ciro Immobile, Federico Bernardeschi and Francesco Acerbi are expected to start for Italy against Greece in a Euro 2020 qualifier.
Elseid Hysaj’s agent confirmed he will “probably” leave Napoli in January and Roma can try to lower the €25-30m price-tag.
Former Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli reveals he wanted to bring back Carlo Ancelotti and tried to sign Napoli winger Jose Callejon.
Napoli have reportedly thrown out Arkadiusz Milik’s demands to almost double his €2.5m salary.
Kalidou Koulibaly insists winning the Scudetto remains Napoli’s priority this season and that “I don’t care” about exit speculation.