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Thursday June 13 2019
'Mertens won't go to Asia'

Dries Mertens’ wife has revealed that she stopped the Napoli forward from moving to China. “It could ruin things.”

Mertens’ contract with Napoli has only a year left to run and the Belgian had failed to rule out a transfer to China, having turned 32 last month.

However, Katrin Kerkhofs told Humo: “Towards the end of a football career, those kinds of clubs start doing the rounds. I understand that it’s tempting.

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Thursday June 13 2019
Napoli blow for James?

Real Madrid have reportedly raised their asking price for James Rodriguez, in a potential blow to Napoli.

Napoli seemed to be on the right track for James, negotiating a two-year loan with an option to buy the midfielder.

However, Corriere del Mezzogiorno claims Madrid now want to sell the Colombian outright for €55m, as opposed to loaning him out again.

That would have prompted Partenopei chief Aurelio De Laurentiis to stop talks for now.

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Thursday June 13 2019
Castagne: Atalanta my priority

Timothy Castagne has confirmed that he is negotiating a new contract with Atalanta and urged his club to go through with signing Luis Muriel.

Napoli appeared to be pushing towards a deal for Castagne, but the Partenopei have since signed fellow full-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

The Belgian, for his part, is ready to commit himself to the Champions League debutants.

“In Bergamo I feel great, I’ve never hidden that,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Milan want Mario Rui and Veretout

Milan have a deal for Empoli midfielder Rade Krunic, but are also now pushing for Napoli left-back Mario Rui and Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout.

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi confirmed today that Krunic “will play for Milan next season, as we did a deal for €8m.”

That isn’t the only bit of business completed by director Paolo Maldini and CEO Ivan Gazidis.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Juve & Napoli chase Manolas?

Juventus and Napoli have both reportedly approached Mino Raiola about signing Roma defender Kostas Manolas.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport's Nicolo Schira, the two sides are weighing up the possibility of paying Manolas’ €36m release clause.

However, the Greece international is reported to want at least €5m a year in wages, which would be too much for the Partenopei.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Report: Napoli push for James

Napoli are reportedly striving to close a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez with an option to buy.

According to Napoli’s official radio station Radio Kiss Kiss, the Partenopei are hoping to clinch a two-year loan for James.

Conversely, it is warned Madrid President Florentino Perez wants an obligation to buy to be part of any deal.

The 27-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, winning two Bundesliga titles.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Insigne: 'Italy refuse to give up'

Lorenzo Insigne admits “it wasn’t our best performance, but the refusal to give up is in our DNA” after Italy’s comeback victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Napoli captain was decisive after an Edin Dzeko opener, scoring a sensational volley and providing the assist for Marco Verratti to maintain their perfect Euro 2020 qualifying record.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Verratti: 'Azzurri achieved nothing yet'

Marco Verratti “hasn’t forgotten” his partnership with Lorenzo Insigne, but warns Italy have “achieved nothing” after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder completed the turnaround from an Edin Dzeko opener, as Lorenzo Insigne scored a sensational volley and then set him up for the winner.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Euro 2020: Insigne turns Bosnia around

Lorenzo Insigne scored a stunning volley and set up Marco Verratti’s winner to overturn Edin Dzeko’s opener, as Italy beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.

This was their fourth consecutive victory in qualifying, with 13 goals scored and only one conceded, as they stay three points clear at the top of Euro 2020 Group J.

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Tuesday June 11 2019
Real Madrid asked for Fabian Ruiz

Real Madrid asked Napoli for midfielder Fabian Ruiz, claim reports in Spain, but the Partenopei replied he is not for sale.

Fabian received his first senior Spain cap last week and has impressed in his debut Serie A season.

According to popular site El Chiringuito, he attracted interest from Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane’s side asked for information.

However, Napoli immediately made it clear he is not for sale and is one of the key figures in Carlo Ancelotti’s tactical plans.

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