NAPOLI NEWS

Marek Hamsik gave Napoli Champions League hope, but shambolic defending saw Athletic Bilbao win the play-off 3-1.
Napoli start Dries Mertens, Gonzalo Higuain and Faouzi Ghoulam in their Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis swore at “moaning” fans ahead of tonight’s Champions League play-off in Bilbao.
Rafa Benitez is expected to make three changes to his Napoli side to face Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League tonight.
Sport are reporting that Napoli and Espanyol have found agreement for the transfer of midfielder David Lopez.
Napoli could be in line for continued talks over three midfield targets, as it is suggested a deal has been agreed for Lucas Leiva.
Jose Callejon expects “the first 15 minutes to be crucial” in Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “have faith” against Athletic Bilbao, but “it wouldn’t be a tragedy” to go out of the Champions League.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde notes Napoli “have no choice but to score” at the San Mames.
Athletic Bilbao star Aritz Aduriz warns they cannot hope for a goalless draw in the Champions League with Napoli.
The Napoli squad has arrived in Bilbao for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off with Athletic.
Espanyol confirmed “an offer arrived for David Lopez” and it’s widely believed to be from Napoli.
Napoli are reported as in talks with Espanyol for midfielder David Lopez and could have a deal wrapped imminently.
Lukas Podolski’s agent has insisted that his client has had no offers from either Juventus or Napoli.
Milan’s official television channel has distanced the club from several of their supposed transfer targets.
Ander Iturraspe has warned Napoli that his Athletic Bilbao side will ‘fight to the death’ in their Champions League play-off.
Jonathan de Guzman has explained why he chose to sign for Napoli this summer, suggesting Rafa Benitez’s presence was important.
Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir will take charge of Napoli’s Champions League Play-off round second leg clash with Athletic Bilbao.
Napoli will make a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro, Champions League football or not, reports Il Mattino.
Oscar de Marcos has warned Napoli that Athletic Bilbao won’t sit back on the result from the first leg of their Champions League Play-off round.