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Tuesday July 16 2019
Toro's Verdi bid rejected?

Napoli have reportedly rejected a bid of €21m plus bonuses from Torino for winger Simone Verdi.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli are not prepared to make a loss on the €25m they paid Bologna to sign Verdi last summer.

Toro have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old as they step up plans for a campaign of Europa League football.

However, the newspaper warns they must do better than their opening offer, while Sampdoria have also been linked.

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Monday July 15 2019
Mertens: 'Napoli need to buy'

Dries Mertens warned Napoli “have a strong squad, but if we want to win something, we need to buy in order to raise the level. I’d like to stay for many more years.”

The Belgian spoke at a Q&A from their training retreat in Dimaro, alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Kostas Manolas.

He was asked about the on-going transfer saga around Real Madrid creative midfielder James Rodriguez.

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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
Manolas: 'Napoli the right decision'

Kostas Manolas had “no doubts” that joining Napoli was the right decision, but was enigmatic on his Roma departure. “It’s personal.”

The centre-back made the move last month and arrived at pre-season training over the weekend.

“I found a very good atmosphere and a warm welcome,” said the Greek defender during a Q&A with fans at the Dimaro training ground.

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Monday July 15 2019
Rog to Eintracht brings in Elmas

Marko Rog is reportedly close to a €20m move to Eintracht Frankfurt, which would free up Napoli to purchase Eljif Elmas from Fenerbahce.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Croatia international midfielder Rog is on the verge of a transfer to German club Eintracht for approximately €20m, including bonuses.

Today, the Partenopei also agreed a deal with Parma to loan striker Roberto Inglese, with obligation to buy, for a total of €20m plus €2m in bonuses.

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Monday July 15 2019
Roma win Veretout race?

Jordan Veretout is finally close to a Roma transfer after edging closer to Fiorentina’s €20m demands, leaving Milan behind, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The saga has stretched on for weeks now, with the French midfielder rejecting a move abroad in favour of a Serie A stay, but not wanting to remain in Florence.

Roma and Milan continually tried to include player exchanges as part of the deal, something Fiorentina refused point-blank, while Napoli had also been early contenders for his signature.

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Monday July 15 2019
James leaning away from Napoli

Multiple reports now suggest James Rodriguez and Real Madrid are leaning towards Atletico Madrid, as Napoli won’t buy him outright.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis stated openly that he has no intention of purchasing James in one cash sum, preferring to take the Colombia international on loan with option to buy.

This irritated Real Madrid, who had until then been eager to sell abroad rather than reinforce their direct Liga and city rivals.

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Monday July 15 2019
Zielinski: 'I'll give Napoli more grit'

Piotr Zielinski welcomes Kostas Manolas and James Rodriguez to Napoli, but admits he must learn from the defender to show more “grit.”

The Partenopei have been the only real contenders amid the Juventus hegemony over the last few years and hope the departure of Max Allegri, replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, will give them the chance to break that domination.

“I want to show all my potential and can assure everyone I am at 100 per cent,” the Polish midfielder told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Monday July 15 2019
Cornelius close to Parma

Parma are reportedly on the verge of signing Atalanta striker Andreas Cornelius after his loan spell at Girondins de Bordeaux.

La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb are among the sources pointing to an imminent transfer.

The Danish centre-forward scored only three goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances for Bordeaux last season.

Atalanta have no intention of keeping him and the transfer is believed to be worth €6.5m plus bonuses.

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Monday July 15 2019
Inglese strikes new Parma deal

Roberto Inglese is heading back to Parma, on a €2m loan with obligation to buy for €18m plus bonuses, after failing to get a game for Napoli.

According to both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, the deal was struck this morning.

It’s a comeback for the 27-year-old, who Napoli purchased from Chievo for €12m in 2017, leaving him on loan at the Bentegodi for that season.

He then went out on loan to Parma for €3m last term, scoring nine goals in 25 Serie A appearances.

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