NAPOLI NEWS

Nice striker Alassane Plea takes control in Mario Balotelli’s absence and admits “it’s a privilege to play Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.”
Nice Coach Lucien Favre admits he could add an extra midfielder for tomorrow’s Champions League showdown with Napoli. “They have few weaknesses.”
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne warns “the first leg is always crucial” ahead of tomorrow’s game with Nice.
Maurizio Sarri warns Napoli “represent a city that is worthy of a place in the Champions League and it’s what we want” in the play-off with Nice.
Around 55,000 fans are expected at the Stadio San Paolo for Napoli’s match with Nice tomorrow.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is said to be weighing-up whether to start Allan or Piotr Zielinski against Nice.
Leonardo Bonucci admits Milan are “still a step below” Juventus and Napoli but “we mustn’t limit ourselves”.
Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis has given up on Napoli and “will play for Watford, Newcastle United or Crystal Palace.”
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Nice have officially confirmed their squad to face Napoli on Wednesday, with no Mario Balotelli or Wesley Sneijder.
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ANSA has hit back at Napoli, claiming Aurelio De Laurentiis’ remarks about winning Serie A and Federico Chiesa were true.
Pole Szymon Marciniak will be the referee for Napoli’s Champions League playoff first leg against Nice on Wednesday.
Fiorentina insist they have “never shown any intent to sell” Federico Chiesa and refute speaking to Napoli about the Italy starlet.
Napoli have “categorically” denied Aurelio De Laurentiis suggesting that the club would win Serie A and try to sign Federico Chiesa.
Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Napoli “will win the Scudetto” and that “I’m willing to make a sacrifice” for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.
Napoli have reportedly agreed terms with Manchester City for Oleksandr Zinchenko at €6.5m (£5.9m).
Napoli, Chelsea, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have all enquired about Fiorentina teenage sensation Federico Chiesa.
The Mirror on Sunday claims Liverpool will go for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne if Barcelona succeed in tempting Philippe Coutinho away.
Keita Balde Diao was “profoundly hurt” by Lazio leaving him out of the Italian Super Cup squad. “I don’t know how to evaluate the consequences.”