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Saturday May 14 2011
Mazzarri: 'Napoli's historic moment'

Walter Mazzarri realises Napoli face “an historic event and it must be a party” against Inter, returning to the Champions League after 21 years.

The tournament was called the European Cup the last time the Partenopei took part with Diego Armando Maradona in the squad and with one point on Sunday night they can be certain of entry.

“Tomorrow is a fundamental game. It will be an historic event, because Napoli have not qualified for the Champions League since the days of Maradona,” said the Coach.

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Saturday May 14 2011
Lucio and Sneijder miss Napoli clash

Wesley Sneijder, Dejan Stankovic, Lucio and Ivan Cordoba are out of Inter's trip to Napoli.

There were injury doubts over all the players and they have been left at home to train ahead of the Coppa Italia Final with Palermo.

Sneijder, Stankovic and Cordoba have missed recent games, but Lucio was a late addition with a slight ankle sprain.

It could mean Marco Materazzi getting a rare start at centre-back against Napoli on Sunday night.

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Friday May 13 2011
De Laurentiis 'rock solid calm'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis pledged to shave his beard for the Champions League and insists he's “rock-solid calm” about Walter Mazzarri.

On Sunday night they face a showdown with Inter, but have to do without the suspended Edinson Cavani and Giuseppe Mascara.

“I expect Pocho Lavezzi to be frenetic as a centre-forward, but we'll have to see who completes the trident,” said De Laurentiis on Radio Marte.

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Friday May 13 2011
Report: Roma want Mazzarri

Juventus have denied talks with Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri and it's now reported his real destination is Roma.

The tactician publicly declared he was considering a move away from Naples over the summer, as he must have negotiations with the club before deciding whether to continue.

Up until now it was widely believed Juventus were the club tempting Mazzarri, but the Turin giants denied being in contact with him.

Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianni Di Marzio now sensationally claims that Roma are the real team on the horizon.

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Wednesday May 11 2011
Arsenal, Napoli, Inter wanted Di Michele

David Di Michele is battling to keep Lecce in Serie A, but reveals “Inter, Napoli and Arsenal wanted me.”

The veteran has played for the likes of Udinese, Reggina, Palermo, Torino and West Ham, but could've worn more prestigious jerseys.

“It's very true to say that when I was at Salernitana, my move to Napoli was all done. Then everything collapsed,” he told Premium Calcio.

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Wednesday May 11 2011
Napoli appeal Cavani ban

Napoli have announced they will appeal against Edinson Cavani's three-match ban. “He was not insolent towards the referee.”

The striker was sent off for a second bookable offence during the 2-1 defeat to Lecce on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season if the ban is upheld.

“Napoli will lodge an appeal,” club lawyer Mattia Grassani told Radio Crc.

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Tuesday May 10 2011
Cavani banned for three matches

Edinson Cavani's season is over after the Napoli hot-shot was handed a three-match ban on Tuesday.

The Uruguayan was dismissed in the 2-1 loss at Lecce at the weekend for picking up two yellow cards.

After being cautioned for the second time, he ironically gave the referee a pat on the back which has resulted in today's punishment.

The Uruguayan, who has scored 26 Serie A goals this season after his switch from Palermo, will now miss the games against Inter and Juve this term, as well as Week 1 of the new season.

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Tuesday May 10 2011
Napoli demand Mazzarri answer

Aurelio De Laurentiis has sent a stark warning to Walter Mazzarri. “He knew Napoli's plans, so must tell us if he's changed his mind.”

The Coach confirmed this week he was considering an end to his tenure at the Stadio San Paolo, suggesting he needed to re-evaluate his position if they qualify for the Champions League.

“Mazzarri has a contract for another two years,” pointed out De Laurentiis in a Press conference.

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Tuesday May 10 2011
'Reja wants Lazio, not Napoli'

Edy Reja has been linked with a sensational return to Napoli, but his agent assures “the contract renewal with Lazio is a pure formality.”

The Coach took Napoli from Serie C1 to the Europa League in four years and was sacked in March 2009.

As his deal with the Biancocelesti expires in June, there are rumours he'll return to the San Paolo.

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Monday May 9 2011
Napoli think of Ranieri

Napoli may turn to Claudio Ranieri if they part company with Walter Mazzarri at the end of the season.

Mazzarri's future is in serious doubt after he admitted to his employers that he could quit in the summer.

It was thought that the Azzurri would contact Palermo boss Delio Rossi or axed Genoa tactician Gian Piero Gasperini if Mazzarri walked away.

However, Ranieri has today emerged as a contender despite recently stating that he'd be keen for a return to England.

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