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Sunday August 2 2020
How much did Osimhen cost Napoli?

The genuine cost of Victor Osimhen’s transfer from Lille to Napoli has been calculated at €47.5m, with some accounting techniques used to reach €80m, claim the Corriere dello Sport.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis usually refuses to give details on the cost of his transfer deals, but was very eager to tell various reporters that the cost was €80m.

Italian sources were consistent in pointing to the transfer fee as €50m plus difficult to achieve bonuses.

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Saturday August 1 2020
ADL: 'Unleash Hell' in Barcelona

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warns he will ‘unleash Hell’ if his players or staff catch COVID-19 in the Champions League trip to Barcelona.

While the virus is relatively contained now in Italy, it is spiking again in Spain, above all in the Catalunya region.

Nonetheless, UEFA continue to assure there’s no need to move the Round of 16 second leg tie from Camp Nou on August 8.

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Friday July 31 2020
ADL drops Koulibaly hint, slams 'stupid' Sarri

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis continues to drop hints Kalidou Koulibaly could leave, while insisting Maurizio Sarri was ‘stupid’ to leave for Chelsea and Juventus.

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Friday July 31 2020
ADL: 'Milik will join the highest bidder, or...'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warns ‘there will be no discounts’ for Arkadiusz Milik and if he rejects a transfer, he’ll be left on the bench for a year.

The Poland international is set to leave this summer after failing to negotiate a new contract, considering his current deal expires in June 2021.

“Milik has always been on the market,” De Laurentiis told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday July 31 2020
De Laurentiis: 'Osimhen cost 80m'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says Lille ‘will receive circa €80m’ for Victor Osimhen, who was a main target for Gennaro Gattuso, and the player will earn ‘€4-4.5m’ per year.

The 21-year-old striker was finally announced this afternoon, following weeks of complex negotiations and moments in which it looked as if the whole deal was off.

“We are very happy at Osimhen’s arrival,” said De Laurentiis on Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Friday July 31 2020
Official: Napoli sign Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has officially signed for Napoli, announced President Aurelio De Laurentiis this afternoon, completing the deal with Lille.

He has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Stadio San Paolo side.

“Can’t wait to put on this iconic jersey, thank you for the warm welcome Napoli,” wrote Osimhen on Twitter.

The 21-year-old Nigerian striker becomes one of the most expensive African players of all time, reportedly at €60m including bonuses, while goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis is moving to Lille as part of the deal.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Report: Napoli ask for Berna-Milik swap

Napoli have reportedly asked for Federico Bernardeschi in return for Juventus target Arek Milik, but the former Fiorentina winger doesn’t seem keen on the idea.

Milik looks increasingly close to joining Juventus and Sky Sport Italia journalist Luca Marchetti claims the Bianconeri have agreed personal terms with the Poland international.

However, the Old Lady are yet to find a solution with Napoli and the report claims the Azzurri are asking for Bernardeschi in a possible swap deal.

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Thursday July 30 2020
ADL: 'UEFA should move Barca-Napoli'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis thinks the return leg against Barcelona in the Champions League should be moved to Portugal or Germany. ‘I don’t understand why we must stay in a city that has major problems’.

UEFA has reportedly asked for guarantees from the Catalan Department of Health and with Portugal and Germany set to host the Champions League and the Europa League respectively, the Partenopei patron thinks it’s best moving the match there.

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Tuesday July 28 2020
ADL: 'Working on Serie A play-offs'

After Juventus won their ninth consecutive Scudetto, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he is ‘working with the FIGC towards Serie A play-offs.’

The theory had already been suggested if the 2019-20 season could not be concluded on time due to the COVID-19 crisis.

With the Champions League and Europa League decided by a Final Eight tournament this summer, the project is taking hold.

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Monday July 27 2020
Fassone: 'Juve leverage to win'

Former Milan CEO Marco Fassone has claimed Juventus have the upper hand on Napoli due to their ownership and infrastructure, claiming the Partenopei must build their own sports centre to compete in the long run.

Fassone spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli and discussed the different leadership styles between the Azzurri patron Aurelio De Laurentiis and Bianconeri chief Andrea Agnelli.

“Juventus have the longest-running owner of our League,” Fassone told Radio Kiss Kiss. “They have an owner that will invest massively when he must do so.

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