NAPOLI NEWS

CONI President Giovanni Malago has labelled this Serie A season as ‘below par’ beyond Juventus and Roma, saying that something must be changed.
Valon Behrami revealed his disappointment with Napoli’s campaign and his “rapport with Gokhan Inler changed” after a row.
Slovakia national team Coach Jan Kozak has backed Marek Hamsik to come through his difficult spell at Napoli.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is reported to be monitoring the situation of Manchester City right-back Micah Richards.
Francesco Guidolin is confident of his Udinese future, but Rafa Benitez is not satisfied with Napoli.
Giampaolo Pozzo said Francesco Guidolin will remain at Udinese next season, “as Coach or in another role.”
Rafa Benitez admits Napoli have “wasted another opportunity” with their draw at Udinese. “This is a limitation.”
Lazio-Torino was a six-goal thriller for Europe that only boosts Milan’s hopes, while Udinese held Napoli and Sassuolo shocked Chievo.
Napoli visit Udinese this afternoon, but are without Gonzalo Higuain and Dries Mertens.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis expects a 2-0 victory at Udinese today and must “think about” Maxime Gonalons, but Marek Hamsik is not for sale.
Italian papers claim Pepe Reina has a buy-out clause in his Liverpool contract worth £5.2m, so he could stay at Napoli.
Gonzalo Higuain is out of Udinese-Napoli today and is “still feeling pain” after a knock in training.
Francesco Guidolin believes that Napoli are the best possible opponents for his Udinese side to get back on track.
Rafa Benitez has rubbished suggestions that Napoli will consider bids for Marek Hamsik in the summer.
Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Napoli’s squad to play Udinese but Juan Zuniga returns after a six-month absence.
Italy legend Roberto Boninsegna believes Gonzalo Higuain will be Serie A top scorer, but sees himself in Ciro Immobile.
It’s reported Napoli are in negotiations with Genoa to sign Italy striker Alberto Gilardino.
Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas denied Maxime Gonalons had a deal with Napoli, but “I promised he could leave.”
It’s reported Napoli have clinched a deal for 22-year-old Genk centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Gonzalo Higuain is expected to miss Napoli’s trip to Udinese on Saturday, so Duvan Zapata should start.