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Wednesday May 31 2017
Papu Gomez: 'Best year ever'

Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez insists ths season with Atalanta has been the 'best year of my life'.

The 29-year-old helped his team to a surprise Europa League qualification with 16 goals and 10 assists this term.

“There were very few sad moments and you can say it was the best year of my life,” Papu told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Anxiety? Before Atalanta-Milan, at the beginning of May. We had to secure a European place and by Tuesday I already wanted the game to arrive.

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Friday April 21 2017
Pavoletti an option for Fiorentina

Fiorentina are said to be ready to turn to Napoli striker Leonardo Pavoletti in the event that Nikola Kalinic leaves this summer.

After turning down a bumper move to China in January, the Croatian declared his loyalty to the Viola, but is also said to have a strong bond with Coach Paulo Sousa.

With Vice President Giancarlo Antognoni already having confirmed that the Portuguese boss will leave in the summer, this leaves a question mark over the future of the striker.

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Monday March 27 2017
Fiorentina consider Petagna bid

Fiorentina are said to be looking at Atalanta and Italy striker Andrea Petagna.

The 21-year-old is currently on international duty with the Azzurri, after receiving his first call to the senior squad in Feburary.

After a youth career with Milan, the forward joined Atalanta this summer, scoring five goals and providing five assists for La Dea this term.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino has been closely watching the youngster, with a view to making a move when the transfer window opens.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Maggio: ‘Pavoletti needs time’

Napoli full-back Christian Maggio says Leonardo Pavoletti needs to be given time - “we saw what he’s capable of at Genoa”.

The striker joined the Partenopei in January, but so far has yet to find the back of the net for his new club.

“He’s strong,” Maggio assured on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Give him some time. It’s clear that it will take him time to understand [Maurizio] Sarri’s mechanisms, but you’ll see: he’ll score.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Pavoletti: ‘Can’t wait for Juventus’

Leonardo Pavoletti says it’s “wonderful” to be at Napoli and “can’t wait” to face Juventus at San Paolo.

The striker joined the Partenopei from Genoa in the winter transfer window, but has yet to score his first goal for the club.

“Being here is wonderful, I couldn’t have come into a better group,” Pavoletti said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Naples is wonderful, every day you wake up imbued with a lust for life that you only get here.

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Sunday March 12 2017
Sarri: 'Napoli showed maturity'

Maurizio Sarri explained his tactical choices and why he was worried about facing Crotone, even though Napoli won 3-0.

Lorenzo Insigne bagged a brace, while Dries Mertens came off the bench to convert a contentious penalty, putting the Champions League disappointment with Real Madrid behind them.

“This was a difficult game for us after an incredible tour de force of fixtures in three tournaments,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Tuesday March 7 2017
Pavoletti, Giaccherini out for Napoli

Leonardo Pavoletti and Emanuele Giaccherini have been left out of the Napoli squad for tonight’s Real Madrid match.

The Partenopei are looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the away leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie, and have named their squad this afternoon.

Pavoletti, Giaccherini, Ivan Strinic and Vlad Chiriches have all been left out, as there are only seven substitute places available in the Champions League.

Arkadiusz Milik is fit and healthy, but Dries Martens is likely to be given the nod ahead of him up-front.

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Monday March 6 2017
Mertens can maul Real Madrid

With the incredible influence of Dries Mertens at Napoli, Richard Hall notes he has to deliver against Real Madrid.

Before discussing Maurizio Sarri’s happy accident, it must be noted that Napoli are certainly not a one-man team and that Dries Mertens is not a natural centre-forward. If you hold that thought, the Partenopei’s current situation suddenly becomes tantalising and beautiful.

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Friday March 3 2017
Milik due for Napoli start

Reports suggest that striker Arkadiusz Milik could command a place in the Napoli starting lineup against Roma on Saturday.

The match kicks off at 2PM GMT, click here for a preview.

The Poland international has so far only appeared from the bench in the league since his return from a four-month layoff due to a torn ACL, with his first seven minutes coming against Real Madrid in the Champions League in mid-February.

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Sunday February 19 2017
Line-ups: Chievo-Napoli

Maurizio Sarri looks to Leonardo Pavoletti, as Napoli try to put Real Madrid behind them with a trip to Chievo.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, follow the build-up and action from all today’s Serie A games on the Liveblog.

The Partenopei are fresh from their first defeat of 2017, a 3-1 Champions League loss at the legendary Bernabeu, even though Lorenzo Insigne had given them an early lead with his stunning long-range strike.

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