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Saturday July 20 2019
Insigne: 'Best Napoli I've played in'

Lorenzo Insigne believes his team are best placed to close on Juventus in the Scudetto race. “This is the strongest Napoli side I’ve played in.”

The Partenopei were runners-up to Juventus in the last two campaigns and hope the change of management to Maurizio Sarri will slow down their rivals.

“I can see more enthusiasm now compared to past pre-season camps. There are many fans and that’s pleasing, so we hope to have a great campaign and repay them for this affection,” Insigne told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday July 19 2019
Manolas scores first Napoli goal

Napoli beat Serie C side Feralpisalò 5-0 in today’s friendly, including the debut Kostas Manolas goal, as Lorenzo Insigne impressed Carlo Ancelotti.

The Partenopei played their second match of the pre-season training camp in Dimaro this evening.

Former Roma defender Manolas nodded in the opener, followed by a Simone Verdi brace, Lorenzo Tonelli goal on a corner and Gennaro Tutino solo effort.

“It was a good test, above all to try out the attacking pressing game,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday July 17 2019
Insigne: Koulibaly is Europe's best

Lorenzo Insigne believes Napoli have ‘Europe’s best defender’ in Kalidou Koulibaly as he admits he is ‘tired’ of finishing runners-up to Juventus.

Insigne gave a long interview to Radio Kiss Kiss ahead of the new season, where he also touched on James Rodriguez’s potential arrival at Napoli and Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juve once more.

“We’re happy that so many fans have followed us to Dimaro,” the forward told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Monday July 15 2019
Insigne: 'Sarri betrayed Napoli'

Lorenzo Insigne hopes to see out his career at hometown club Napoli and confirms his belief Maurizio Sarri joining Juventus was “a betrayal.”

The Partenopei captain has been on the end of some criticism from his own boss Carlo Ancelotti and President Aurelio De Laurentiis, but he is taking it as motivation.

“I have always helped out my teammates, whether I had the captain’s armband or not,” said Insigne during a Q&A at their training retreat.

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Monday July 15 2019
VIDEO: Manolas sings for Napoli

Kostas Manolas subjected himself to the traditional ritual of having to sing for his new Napoli teammates and picked a very tough tune.

The former Roma defender completed his transfer last week and joined the squad for training at the Dimaro camp over the weekend.

As is increasingly the norm for football players introducing themselves to new teammates, they are asked to stand and sing as part of a hazing ritual.

Manolas certainly did not back down, as he chose a very tough song: Caruso by Lucio Dalla.

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Friday July 12 2019
ADL: 'Insigne can't be infantile now'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warned Lorenzo Insigne “cannot behave in an infantile manner anymore,” while Marko Rog and Adam Ounas have many offers.

The patron spoke to Sky Sport Italia this evening and covered several stories, including the on-going talks with Real Madrid for James Rodriguez.

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Thursday July 11 2019
ADL on Icardi, James and Elmas

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis on “exaggerated” Real Madrid demands for James Rodriguez, delaying Eljif Elmas, Rodrigo rejection and why he “wouldn’t exchange Mauro Icardi with Lorenzo Insigne.”

The patron sat down with the Corriere dello Sport for a lengthy interview and covered all the major transfer stories that have seen the Partenopei take centre-stage this summer. You can read the rest of his comments here.

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Tuesday July 9 2019
Ancelotti 'hopeful' of James

Carlo Ancelotti says he is ‘hopeful’ Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will become a Napoli player soon.

Napoli remain locked in negotiations for James, with the hold-up believed to be over whether he joins on a permanent basis or on loan.

“I don’t know if he’ll come, but we hope so,” Ancelotti told reporters from Dimaro.

“I know him very well, he can play in all the midfield positions. I used him as a left winger, as a No 10 and and even on the right.

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Monday July 8 2019
'James not a Napoli player... yet'

Carlo Ancelotti admits James Rodriguez is ‘not a Napoli player yet’, ‘appreciates’ Mauro Icardi and ‘expects a captain’s attitude’ from Lorenzo Insigne.

Napoli officially began preseason on Monday at their retreat in Dimaro, and Ancelotti was inevitably asked about the South American duo at his opening Press conference.

“Napoli will have to compete with Inter and Juventus,” warned the Coach.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Insigne part of Icardi exchange?

Mauro Icardi is starting to give Napoli serious consideration and reports are growing Inter could take Lorenzo Insigne as part of the exchange.

Nerazzurri director Beppe Marotta confirmed on Saturday that “Icardi and Radja Nainggolan are not part of our plans” for this coming season.

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