NAPOLI NEWS

Zdenek Zeman is looking forward to Cagliari’s game at Napoli, as “they will give us more space to attack into.”
Napoli are without Dries Mertens, Juan Zuniga, Michu or Jorginho for tomorrow’s clash with Cagliari.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez feels a kinship with Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman, although “I like to attack and win too...”
Napoli are reportedly close to signing Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa in January for €5m.
Massimiliano Allegri reveals that he could have joined Lazio in the summer, and reiterates that Napoli are still in the title race.
Lucas Leiva “naturally” could leave Liverpool in January and favours a Rafa Benitez reunion at Napoli, said his agent.
Miralem Pjanic said he’s “never been as happy” as he is at Roma, while the Scudetto “won’t be a two-horse race.”
Atletico Madrid’s President denies summer interest in Jose Callejon and believes Alessio Cerci and Mario Suarez won’t leave in January.
Rafa Benitez confirms Dries Mertens is unlikely to be fit for the weekend, whilst he assesses Napoli’s mindset preparing for Cagliari.
Wolfsburg’s sporting director has poured cold water on Napoli’s interest in Ivan Perisic, declaring that the player is not for sale.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Roma’s insistence that they will lift the Scudetto would make second place a failure.
Zdenek Zeman believes Napoli are very much in the Scudetto race, and sees similarities between himself and Rafa Benitez.
Napoli wingman Dries Mertens will not be returning to Italy just yet, according to Il Mattino.
Zdenek Zeman believes that the fight for the title will not be polarised, and thinks that Italy still has talented young players.
Tuttosport suggest that Dries Mertens will miss at least the next two matches for Napoli, as he is still feeling the effects of a concussion.
Napoli could be ready to offer Rafa Benitez a new three-year deal, but reports say the Spaniard would have a number of conditions.
Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri is a target for four Serie A clubs according to reports.
Wolfsburg winger Ivan Perisic’s agent said “if there was an offer from Napoli, he could come in January.”
Belgium’s team doctor has revealed that Dries Mertens feared for his career being stretchered off against Wales, with the winger unable to feel his legs.
Rafael Benitez has maintained that he is happy with life at Napoli - but refuses to rule out a return to the Premier League.