NAPOLI NEWS

Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s game, as Serie A leaders Napoli try to clinch the Winter Champions title against Crotone.
Marek Hamsik reveals Diego Armando Maradona gave him a gift for breaking his Napoli record, but he’s focused only on beating Crotone.
Crotone striker Ante Budimir urged his teammates to focus on “our own strengths and we will certainly find the gaps in the Napoli defence.”
Marko Rog acknowledges the title of Winter Champions would be good for Napoli, “but even more important is where we are at the end of the season.”
Napoli are pulling no punches as they aim to become Serie A Winter Champions and visit Crotone with a full-strength side.
Napoli will take to the field tonight against Crotone with a special patch on their jersey marking Marek Hamsik as their all-time top scorer.
Napoli will be crowned winter champions if they beat Crotone tonight, with only five teams in the last 23 years failng to take the Scudetto after leading at halfway.
The mayor of Melito says Napoli could build a new stadium in the municipality, 9km north of Naples.
Jorginho insists Napoli “are not putting pressure on ourselves” as “Juventus remain favourites” for the Scudetto.
Medhi Benatia says he is confident that Juventus “will be top of Serie A when the big games come up.”
Daniele De Rossi admits Roma come before Napoli and Juventus in the race for Serie A supremacy but believes his side could have drawn with the Bianconeri.
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent has accused Napoli of mistreating his client. “They still don’t understand that he’s a midfielder, he can improve any squad.”
Lorenzo Insigne believes he can break Marek Hamsik’s goal record for Napoli, but Maurizio Sarri wouldn't take the Italy job.
Cagliari forward Joao Pedro has been given a four-match ban for simulation and then stamping on Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa.
Simone Verdi’s agent insists his client will stay at Bologna despite “interest from big clubs”.
With the winter break coming later in Serie A this year, some sides appear to be struggling with the furious pace at the top.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis reiterates Roberto Inglese will arrive in January, but “nothing is certain” on Amin Younes and Zinédine Machach.
Medhi Benatia got the only goal of the game against his former club, as Juventus got past Roma, but were hanging on for dear life at the end.
Join us for all the action from today’s eight Serie A games, including Napoli-Sampdoria, Sassuolo-Inter, Milan-Atalanta and Juventus-Roma.
Roma director of sport Monchi insists they are not Scudetto favourites, but being considered contenders is “motivating” against Juventus.