NAPOLI NEWS

Sebastian Giovinco and Domenico Criscito’s agent has played down respective transfer links leading into January.
Napoli have confirmed that striker Michu will be out for at least two months after undergoing ankle surgery.
Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has met with Sebastian Giovinco’s agent regarding a possible transfer, according to reports.
Michel Platini believes Juventus made ‘a big step forward’ by beating Malmo, and discusses calcio’s standing in Europe.
It’s reported that Ezequiel Lavezzi could return to Napoli in January, with Lorenzo Insigne sidelined.
Napoli announced that Michu has undergone keyhole surgery to correct an ankle problem.
Rafa Benitez insisted Napoli “worked very well” to achieve their target: Europa League qualification against Sparta Prague.
Marek Hamsik confessed Napoli “did not play well,” but the result was what mattered against Sparta Prague.
Sparta Prague hit the crossbar twice, but Napoli scraped a 0-0 draw to qualify for the Europa League knockouts.
Napoli go into a head-to-head battle with joint Europa League group leaders Sparta Prague, starting almost an ideal XI.
Walter Zenga says he is currently not looking for a coaching role in Italian football, but that if offered, he’d accept the Napoli job.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho is looking forward to Sparta Prague and knows “the importance of playing to win” the Europa League.
Jorginho and Jonathan de Guzman are in Napoli’s squad to face Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez assured Napoli “are looking for the victory” away to Sparta Prague tomorrow, but has injury concerns.
Sparta Prague Coach Vitezlav Lavicka respects Napoli, but warns “we’ve improved a lot” since their last match.
Carlo Osti has made clear that Sampdoria do not intend to sell Manolo Gabbiadini, Stefano Okaka or any first team player in January.
It could be an unfamiliar Napoli front-line to face Sparta Prague, with Jorginho apparently in line for the trequartista role behind Duvan Zapata.
Giovanni Trapattoni has praised Roma Coach Rudi Garcia but warns the Frenchman that he shouldn’t have promised the Scudetto.
Napoli are said to be interested in Manolo Gabbiadini, but the striker’s agent says Juventus will decide his future.
Franz Beckenbauer says Juventus and Napoli target Xherdan Shaqiri can leave Bayern Munich in the January transfer window.