NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli were dreadful for an hour, but Duvan Zapata and Jonathan de Guzman fought back to snatch a 2-2 draw with Empoli.
Napoli need to get back on track, but face a huge potential pitfall in the form of Empoli.
Rafa Benitez has reportedly asked Napoli to sign Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar in January.
Roma director Walter Sabatini called this “a special day” as Kevin Strootman makes his first start in nine months.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez urged new rules in Italy and Spain to combat violence, copying the English model.
Rafa Benitez insists Napoli get more criticism in the media ahead of their clash with Empoli and drops a Manolo Gabbiadini hint.
Empoli Coach Maurizio Sarri warns his team will face Napoli “without fear” at the San Paolo tomorrow.
Napoli are without Kalidou Koulibaly and Giandomenico Mesto against Empoli, while there are concerns over Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli convinced Sampdoria to release Manolo Gabbiadini by raising the offer and the forward rejected Premier League bids.
Inter are eyeing January targets including Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva, Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski of Arsenal.
Laurent Blanc confessed PSG are “reflecting on things” with Inter and Napoli target Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Martin Montoya’s agent said the right-back will “100%” leave Barcelona in January, with “Germany, England and Italy” likely destinations.
Sampdoria captain Daniele Gastaldello is sure Sampdoria can replace Manolo Gabbiadini if the forward moves to Napoli.
Manolo Gabbiadini looks certain to complete a move to Napoli, with reports this evening suggesting personal terms have been agreed.
Inter’s interest in Ezequiel Lavezzi is complicated by the Argentinian’s wage demands, according to reports in the French Press.
Aurelio De Laurentiis will reportedly meet with Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent in Rome today to finalise the striker’s move to Napoli.
The agent of Emanuele Giaccherini claims Napoli have already signed Manolo Gabbiadini, and says his client could also move to Naples.
Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon doesn’t think Ezequiel Lavezzi will return to the club, and refuses to discuss Matteo Darmian.
Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has confirmed the club are interested in Manolo Gabbiadini, calling the striker ‘very interesting’.
Udinese needed extra time to push 10-man Cesena out of the Coppa Italia 4-2 and will face Napoli in the Round of 16.