NEWS

Jorginho’s agent confirms the Napoli man is “closer to Brazil than Italy” as Giampiero Ventura “has never given him the opportunity”.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has once again been left out of the Argentina squad, but Roma’s Diego Perotti is included.
Massimiliano Irrati has been announced as the referee for the Derby della Lanterna between Genoa and Sampdoria.
Inter have officially confirmed that Eder has renewed his contract until 2021.
Torino winger Iago Falque admits he sees his time at Roma as “a missed opportunity”.
The coming international break could see Milan sack Vincenzo Montella, if he doesn’t pick up positive results in the next two games.
Faouzi Ghoulam says his mood is “good, fine” after it was confirmed the Napoli man has ruptured his cruciate ligament.
As expected, Ciro Immobile has been left out of the Lazio squad for tonight’s match with Nice.
Napoli have officially confirmed that Faouzi Ghoulam suffered “a total rupture of his right anterior cruciate ligament”.
Franco Carraro slightly walks back his Calciopoli comments, but says “it was a mistake” to award Inter the 2006 Scudetto.
Multiple reports suggest today’s visit to Villa Stuart confirmed that Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Silvio Berlusconi is quoted as being “very disappointed” by the new Milan ownership as “new sponsors were planned which never arrived”.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “there are still hopes to go through” in the Champions League, despite the loss to Manchester City.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi is “convinced Ivan Juric is a great Coach” but “results count…”
Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam will be examined by professor Pierpaolo Mariani to determine the severity of his knee injury.
Miralem Pjanic declares Juventus “have already beaten Barcelona at home, and we can do it again”.
Fabio Quagliarella says he’d be happy to end his career with Sampdoria, and plans to play “up to 38, maybe even later”.
Filippo Inzaghi says his “dream” is for both Milan and Lazio to reach the Europa League final.
Alessandro Del Piero recalls his “total euphoria” after joining Juventus, and reveals Giampiero Boniperti told him “cut your hair”.
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Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola said he was “in love” with Napoli, which might explain why he got on their team bus after the game.
Pep Guardiola assured Manchester City will try to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and described how he felt watching Napoli: “Wow, how good they play!”
Sergio Aguero revealed he will give his record-breaking Manchester City shirt to his son – the grandson of Napoli legend Diego Maradona.
Maurizio Sarri concedes Napoli “were struggling to re-organise” after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury in the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola said “beating Napoli twice is an incredible achievement” for Manchester City. “They massacred us for 20 minutes.”
Marek Hamsik said the first half-hour against Manchester City was “the best I’ve seen at Napoli, but little incidents can decide a match.”
Lorenzo Insigne admits Napoli felt “regret” after their 4-2 defeat to Manchester City, as “we put the best team in Europe under the cosh.”
Lorenzo Insigne had opened the scoring, but Manchester City won 4-2 after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury, so Napoli are on the verge of Champions League exit.
There are initial reports Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects Napoli to play even better at home this evening in the Champions League.
Dries Mertens thanked Napoli fans after being handed a special jersey for his 200th appearance. “I have always felt at home here.”
Napoli full-back Christian Maggio remembers the last time they beat Manchester City here and believes it can be another “magic night.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis said tonight’s Champions League showdown with Manchester City was “made to entertain the fans.”
Udinese could loan or sell Bosnia international Riad Bajic in January, with Turkish side Fenerbahce interested.
Napoli rely on their first choice XI against Manchester City, including Jorginho, Dries Mertens and Marek Hamsik, while Sergio Aguero starts.