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Sunday September 8 2019
Elmas injury scare for Napoli

Napoli are anxiously awaiting news after Eljif Elmas was taken to hospital for X-Rays after an ankle injury with North Macedonia.

The midfielder suffered a nasty knock to his right ankle during a training session and it’s reported the foot has swollen up.

Elmas was rushed to hospital for X-Rays to check for potential fractures following the collision with teammate Tomislav Iliev.

He has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Latvia.

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Friday July 26 2019
Elmas: 'Ancelotti dream come true'

Eljif Elmas admits “it’s a dream to be coached by Carlo Ancelotti” and the tactician was crucial when he chose Napoli.

The North Macedonia international completed the transfer this week for €16m from Fenerbahce and has chosen the Number 12 shirt.

“I am very happy to be here and it already feels like a family,” said the midfielder who turns 20 next month.

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Thursday July 25 2019
Ancelotti: 'Pepe and James talks ongoing'

Carlo Ancelotti confirms Napoli are in talks for Nicolas Pepe and James Rodriguez, while denying Arkadiusz Milik would leave if Mauro Icardi arrived.

The Coach spilled the beans on their transfer strategy in this afternoon’s Press conference, which inevitably started with questions about Lille winger Pepe’s agents visiting the training camp.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Ancelotti on James and Icardi

Carlo Ancelotti said James Rodriguez and Mauro Icardi would improve his Napoli. “I always had great centre-forwards in my career.”

Negotiations seem to have stalled with Real Madrid for James, as Atletico Madrid are now leading the race, while they battle Juventus for Inter outcast Icardi.

“A player in the James role can certainly help us in our finishing or in through balls for the strikers,” Ancelotti told TV Luna.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Ancelotti: 'Best to take risks now'

Carlo Ancelotti maintains Napoli have to take risks in pre-season to build for the future after their 3-3 draw with Serie B side Cremonese.

The Partenopei fought back from a goal down twice, went 3-2 up and were eventually held when Danilo Soddimo beat Alex Meret with a lob from midfield.

“This game arrived at the end of an intensive period of fitness training, so inevitably the tempo was soporific,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Elmas debut in 3-3 Napoli thriller

Napoli played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Serie B side Cremonese, with Eljif Elmas making his debut and Alex Meret beaten from midfield.

Carlo Ancelotti used a new 4-2-3-1 formation with Jose Callejon, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne fanning out behind Arkadiusz Milik.

There were quite a few errors on show and serious problems in defending against counter-attacks, as after several Meret saves, Cremonese took the lead with a Mariano Arini tap-in.

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Wednesday July 24 2019
Elmas: I'll show Napoli quality

Fenerbahce midfielder Eljif Elmas says he is ‘excited’ about joining Napoli and is relishing ‘my big chance to show everyone how good I am.’

Elmas is all-but-a Napoli player after passing his medical yesterday and joining up with his new teammates at their preseason training retreat in Dimaro.

“I’m really happy and excited to play for Napoli,” the 19-year-old told Corriere dello Sport.

“This is my big chance, a challenge to show everyone how good I am.”

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Tuesday July 23 2019
Elmas arrives for Napoli

Eljif Elmas has arrived at the Napoli pre-season training camp to complete his transfer from Fenerbahce.

The Macedonian midfielder turns 20 next month and was snapped up for a reported €15m plus bonuses.

He already underwent a medical and travelled to meet his new teammates at Dimaro this evening.

Now President Aurelio De Laurentiis is expected to tweet his welcome to the new purchase.

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Tuesday July 23 2019
Elmas arrives for Napoli

Fenerbahce midfielder Eljif Elmas has arrived for his Napoli medical as his agent confirms Carlo Ancelotti played a ‘crucial’ role in his move.

Fener announced on Monday night that Elmas was on his way to Napoli, and the 19-year-old checked into Villa Stuart clinic in Rome the following morning for tests.

“Negotiations were exhausting, so congratulations to Napoli because other top European clubs wanted him,” agent George Gardi told Corriere dello Sport.

“In that sense, the presence of Ancelotti was crucial.”

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Monday July 22 2019
Official: Elmas to join Napoli

Fenerbahce have confirmed Eljif Elmas is on his way to Napoli in a deal believed to be worth approximately €15m.

The news was expected and the two clubs exchange paperwork this evening.

The North Macedonia international will fly out for a medical tomorrow, sign the contract and join the Napoli squad at their Dimaro pre-season training retreat.

Elmas is a midfielder who turns 20 next month and was left out of the Fenerbahce pre-season tour of Austria.

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