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Monday May 3 2021
Hamsik: 'ADL has done a great job at Napoli'

Former Napoli captain Marek Hamsik said President Aurelio De Laurentiis ‘has done a great job’ with the Azzurri. ‘We always had a good relationship with him’.

The 33-year-old midfielder, who moved to Chinese Super League side DL Yifang in February 2019, returned to Europe when he joined Swedish side IFK Göteborg in March.

The former Partenopei star has played three times in Allsvenskan and spoke to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet about his thoughts on the patron in Naples.

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Tuesday April 27 2021
Report: Gattuso considers staying at Napoli

Gennaro Gattuso is reportedly re-evaluating his position at Napoli, thanks to the affection of his players and the trust of the sporting director.

Il Mattino reports Gattuso could eventually change his mind and the icy front that separates him from President Aurelio De Laurentiis seems to gradually thaw.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Victor Osimhen secured a 2-0 win over Torino on Monday and Napoli are currently involved in a wide-open battle for the Champions League next term.

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Tuesday April 20 2021
ADL laughs off Super League invitation rumours

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis denies JP Morgan has invited Napoli to take part in the Super League: ‘I was sleeping last night.’

JP Morgan will finance the so-called Super League, and according to Il Corriere dello Sport, representatives from the American investment bank have contacted Napoli to ask them to join the new competition.

However, the Partenopei President Aurelio De Laurentiis denied the club had been invited.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
ADL: 'If stadiums don't reopen, I'll sue you'

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly attacked the FIGC during the Assembly of the Lega Serie A. ‘If stadiums aren’t reopened, I’ll sue you all’.

Corriere della Sera reports the Partenopei President raised his voice during the Assembly and accused the FIGC of being directed by incompetent and incapable people.

The report claims it triggered an immediate response from President Gabriele Gravina, who requires the Lega Serie A to adapt to the principles of the CONI and the Federcalcio rules.

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Wednesday April 7 2021
De Laurentiis: 'Napoli heads held high'

Napoli continue their media silence, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis broke his silence on Twitter after the 2-1 defeat to Juventus.

The Partenopei were beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala goals, despite a late Lorenzo Insigne penalty in the rescheduled Week 3 fixture.

The club is still refusing to let any of its players or staff speak to the press.

However, President De Laurentiis released this comment on social media.

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Tuesday April 6 2021
ADL agrees with Guardiola

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis agrees with Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. ‘UEFA and FIFA are killing the players’.

The Spanish coach Guardiola defended his rotation policy at Manchester City and claimed that UEFA and FIFA ‘killed the players’ with the rescheduling of games.

“They are human beings, they are not machines,” Guardiola told reports. “They need rest. UEFA and FIFA killed the players because it’s too much.

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Monday March 29 2021
Who will coach Napoli next term?

Aurelio De Laurentiis will try to sway Gennaro Gattuso to stay if Napoli qualify for the Champions League but has reportedly started studying the options.

The Partenopei patron and the Calabrian coach seem set to split at the end of 2020-21, but Gattuso will receive an offer to renew with the Azzurri should he lead them to the Champions League.

The upcoming transfer market depends on the qualification for Europe and even the decision on the coach will have to wait.

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Wednesday March 24 2021
Report: Koulibaly will leave this summer

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly will most likely leave the Partenopei this summer, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Senegal international seemed set for a move already last year, but neither Paris Saint-Germain nor Manchester United were interested in matching the set value of €80m for the defender.

The newspaper claims President Aurelio De Laurentiis received offers of €70m and the defender stayed with Gennaro Gattuso’s team.

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Tuesday March 23 2021
Report: DeLa can't fix tear with Gattuso

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly works to convince Gennaro Gattuso to stay, but the coach seems set to leave after the current campaign.

Tuttosport reports the former Milan coach doesn’t want money or players, but for De Laurentiis to publicly explain his actions after the 3-1 defeat to Hellas Verona in January.

Reports claimed the President had lined up Rafael Benitez as Gattuso’s successor already last winter, but the coach has turned things around at the Stadio Diego Maradona.

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Monday March 22 2021
De Laurentiis: 'Bravo Gattuso'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis congratulated coach Gennaro Gattuso after the 2-0 win over Roma. ‘Well done, go on like this!’

The media blackout continues, but the patron sent out a message to show his support on Twitter after the sixth game unbeaten and another big win against a top four contender.

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