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Monday March 7 2011
Zuniga in Bayern link

Bayern Munich are apparently interested in the services of Juan Camilo Zuniga, according to reports.

The German giants, who today confirmed that boss Louis Van Gaal will leave at the end of the season, are said to be tracking the Colombian.

Zuniga is a versatile wideman who can play on either flank, in defence or midfield, and a player who is also of interest to Lazio and Juventus.

Bayern are apparently ready to make a €6m bid for the 25-year-old.

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Sunday March 6 2011
Mazzarri: 'If that isn't a penalty...'

Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri was sent off for dissent and vented his fury. “If that isn't a penalty, then what is?”

The tactician has already protested on numerous occasions this season and was again angry after the 0-0 draw with Brescia this afternoon.

Giuseppe Mascara appeared to be felled in the box by Panagiotis Kone, but the referee awarded a free kick against the striker.

“If that isn't a penalty, then what is?” blasted Mazzarri when watching the replays.

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Saturday March 5 2011
Matavz to sign for Napoli 'next week'

Napoli are on the verge of signing Tim Matavz “next week,” according to his agent, despite an offer from Olympique Lyonnais.

The 1.88m tall Slovenian striker currently plays for Groningen in Holland and had previously announced a deal to join Napoli on a free transfer in the summer.

It was reported this weekend that Lyon had intercepted talks with a new offer to bring the 22-year-old to Ligue 1.

“It's not true,” agent Nusret Jashari told footmercato.net.

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Saturday March 5 2011
Mazzarri: 'Napoli are not losers'

Walter Mazzarri is unbowed after Napoli's crushing defeat to Milan. “We haven't turned into a bunch of losers overnight.”

The Partenopei were genuine Scudetto contenders up until last week's 3-0 drubbing, but are still in third place and within six points of the leaders.

“Up until 15 minutes from time, Milan had been unable to get a goal from open play and created few problems for us, even if our attitude wasn't right.

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Friday March 4 2011
Vucinic wouldn't say 'no' to Napoli

Roma striker Mirko Vucinic would find it hard to turn down a move to Napoli, according to the player's agent Alessandro Lucci.

The Montenegro international has cut a disgruntled figure this season and speculation is mounting that he would like to leave at the end of the season.

Speaking to Radio CrC, Lucci said: "Vucinic is often linked with Napoli. The boy has a contract until 2013 with Roma. He is happy in the team and has a good relationship with the club.

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Thursday March 3 2011
Cannavaro: No tragedy at Napoli

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro insists there is nothing tragic about his side's 3-0 defeat to Milan on Monday.

The Partenopei had a chance to go joint top of Serie A, but now lie six points adrift of the League leaders.

"Our dream doesn't change," Cannavaro said: "We mustn't make it out to be as tragic as some people are depicting.

"We are used to always looking forward. It's the right thing to do right now.

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Wednesday March 2 2011
Napoli will step up interest in Inler

There is mounting speculation that Napoli will make a bid for Udinese midfielder Gokhan Inler this summer.

Napoli's interest is longstanding and it's thought that they inquired about the player in January.

Udinese director Gino Pozzo said: "Napoli asked us about Inler again, but we declined the offer."

However, after Napoli's exit from the Europa League last week, Aurelio De Laurentiis made no secret of his desire to sign the Switzerland international.

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Tuesday March 1 2011
Ventura has faith in Napoli

Giampiero Ventura has every faith in Napoli's ability to bounce back from last night's 3-0 defeat to Milan at San Siro.

Napoli went into the match with a chance of drawing level on points with the League leaders, but now lie five points adrift in second place.

Speaking to Radio CrC, Ventura said: "Yes, it's true that right now the situation is less rosy than a few days ago. But the exit from the Europa League can represent an advantage for Napoli.

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Tuesday March 1 2011
Napoli chief has Milan penalty regrets

Napoli director of sport Riccardo Bigon vented his frustration at officials after the 3-0 defeat to Milan. “The penalty changed the game.”

The Vesuviani were beaten at San Siro in last night's Scudetto showdown, but the deadlock was broken by a controversial spot-kick for Salvatore Aronica's handling offence.

“I never make an issue of refereeing performance, but this theory of ‘I've seen them given' is getting tiring,” Bigon told Radio Marte.

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Monday February 28 2011
Altafini: Cavani can be a champion

Jose Altafini, the legendary former Milan and Napoli striker, claims Edinson Cavani can be a champion.

The Uruguay international faces the biggest match of his career tonight at San Siro.

If Napoli win they will go level on points with the League leaders.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Altafini said: "With respect to Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is already an established champion, who doesn't have to prove anything.

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