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Sunday August 30 2020
Report: Koulibaly wanted Napoli extension

Kalidou Koulibaly wanted to sign a new contract with Napoli, according to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, but the club wants a sale to Manchester City.

The defender has long been the most valuable players in the Partenopei squad and previous offers of over €100m were rejected from the likes of Manchester United and PSG.

His contract runs to June 2023 and there is no release clause.

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Thursday August 27 2020
Napoli and Atalanta fight for Boga?

Napoli are reportedly prepared to offer €30m plus Adam Ounas for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, but Atalanta are also in talks with the Neroverdi.

The Partenopei have made Boga their priority, according to SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla, and President Aurelio De Laurentiis is prepared to part with €30m plus the Algerian winger who returned from loan at Nice this summer.

The 23-year-old arrived from Girondins de Bordeaux and could be used to convince Sassuolo to part with the former Chelsea player.

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Tuesday August 25 2020
Koulibaly perfect for Guardiola's City

Manchester City fans who don’t think Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would be an ideal signing for Pep Guardiola are sorely mistaken, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

The Kalidou Koulibaly saga has been rumbling on for about three years now. It has knocked on the doors in every summer transfer window, as Napoli have always tried to catch some attention, create a bidding war and increase his asking price for potential suitors. That sentiment is reflected in every single statement that Aurelio De Laurentiis has given and his usual stubborn approach makes it seem pretty obvious.

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Tuesday August 25 2020
ADL: 'Zielinski has renewed with Napoli'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis announced the renewal of Piotr Zielinski’s contract at the San Paolo.

The patron confirmed the Poland international Zielinski has signed a new deal with the Partenopei.

“Today we renewed Zielinski’s contract, as you always want to know about the transfer market,” he said at a press conference.

But he directed the question regarding Kalidou Koulibaly’s future in Naples to Manchester United, Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain.

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Monday August 24 2020
ADL on Napoli, Osimhen, UEFA and more

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis urged fans to be ‘patient’ with Victor Osimhen, hit back at kit design complaints, former coaches, the Government and UEFA.

The patron attended the first pre-season training session today, in which striker Osimhen scored his opening goal.

“The fans ought to be patient with him, because Osimhen hasn’t played in seven months and still needs to get to know Italian football,” De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Monday August 24 2020
Osimhen scores first Napoli goal

Napoli began pre-season training today with Victor Osimhen scoring his first goal, as it’s confirmed tickets to the camp are sold out.

The Partenopei worked out a system to allow fans in to view the training sessions and pre-season friendlies in Castel di Sangro from August 24 to September 4.

Only 500 are allowed in at a time, to allow for social distancing, while supporters must also wear masks.

This is effectively the first time in Italy since the March lockdown that fans have been allowed back into the stands for a football event.

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Monday August 17 2020
Official: Friedkin now owns Roma

Dan Friedkin has officially completed the takeover of AS Roma from President James Pallotta. ‘Our shared vision is to favour a sustained, long-term investment approach rather than quick fixes of questionable durability.'

“AS Roma today begins a new era under new ownership,” read a statement.

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Tuesday August 11 2020
Report: ADL wants €7m should Gattuso leave early

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis reportedly wants to include a penalty of €7m in Gennaro Gattuso’s new deal at the San Paolo, to prevent the coach from leaving early.

Last night, multiple reports in Italian media claimed Gattuso has postponed signing an extension until at least the spring.

The reports claimed they agreed a basic principle to continue together until June 2023, but are in no rush signing the paperwork.

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Monday August 10 2020
Reports: Gattuso in no rush for Napoli deal

Gennaro Gattuso is no fan of long contracts and multiple reports state he decided to postpone signing an extension with Napoli until at least the spring.

The 42-year-old took over from Carlo Ancelotti in December and is currently under contract until June 2021.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Bartomeu criticises ADL for 'alarmist message'

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has criticised Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis for his ‘alarmist’ statements ahead of the big match on Saturday.

The Partenopei patron urged UEFA to move the match to neutral turf because of ‘major problems’ caused by coronavirus in Catalonia.

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