Napoli Rumors & News

  • Maradona urges Napoli to sell Higuain and sign Kane

    Marca.com "Diego Maradona has called for the Napoli board to sell top scorer Gonzalo Higuain, insisting the Italian club replace him with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Napoli have sold star players in the past for a hefty fee, notably Ezequiel Lavezzi to Paris Saint-Germain, and Maradona feels the..." April 27

  • Jose Mourinho tells pals he WILL be Manchester United boss this summer — and lines up Gonzalo Higuain swoop

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is so adamant he will be Manchester United manager next season that he has lined up a move for £70million striker Gonzalo Higuain, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. Napoli rate Argentina international Higuain, who has already scored 32 goals for them this season, so..." April 17

  • Antonio Conte targeting £48m Gonzalo Higuain move as first Chelsea signing

    Metro "Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly targeting £48m-rated Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain as his first signing at the club. The Blues are expected to announce the Italian’s arrival in the coming weeks with the 46-year-old keen to replace Guus Hiddink. Hiddink’s side are unlikely..." March 08

  • Man United stunned as Liverpool make bid for £62m striker

    Daily Star "The Argentine has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Manchester United interested in the striker. Italian website Corriere Dello Sport claim the Red Devils are ready to splash out £62m to beat Chelsea to Higuain." March 03

  • Agent slams £77m Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus transfer reports as ‘trouble making’

    The Express "A number of Italian media outlets claimed striker Higuain had snubbed a new deal at the Naples club. Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the player in recent weeks, while Napoli’s title rivals Juventus are said to be interested. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claim he could..." February 28

  • Gonzalo Higuain will be a transfer target for other clubs again this summer, admits Napoli boss

    Daily Mail "Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted he expects there to be more offers for Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain in the summer. The Argentine striker leads the way in Serie A this season with 24 goals, and Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that he turned down a January move to Stamford Bridge..." February 25

  • Arsenal told they have 'no chance' of signing Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli this summer

    talkSport "Arsenal and Bayern Munich have been told to forget about signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. The striker has been on fire this season and is the top scorer in Serie A after finding the net 24 times already. Arsenal and Bayern Munich are both monitoring the Argentina international's..." February 20

  • Gonzalo Higuain rejected Chelsea move after striker was told he was not guaranteed to start ahead of Diego Costa

    Daily Mail "Gonzalo Higuaín rejected a January move to Chelsea because he was not guaranteed the role as first-choice striker. Sportsmail can reveal Blues officials sounded out the Argentina striker about a January switch to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were willing to offer in-excess of £40million to land..." February 12

  • Lazio and Napoli clash halted for four minutes after alleged racist chanting by home fans towards Kalidou Koulibaly

    Daily Mail "Lazio's game against Napoli was suspended for four minutes in the second half at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday after racist chanting was aimed at visiting defender Kalidou Koulibaly by home fans. Referee Massimiliano Irrati halted play in the 68th minute and was seen in discussion with both..." February 04

  • Swansea close to snapping up former star from Napoli

    The Express "Napoli midfielder De Guzman, 28, spent two seasons on loan at Swansea but turned down a permanent move in favour of a switch to Serie A. The Dutch international has fallen out of favour under manager Maurizio Sarri, however, and has not made a single appearance for Napoli this season. De..." January 27

  • Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini accuses Napoli chief Maurizio Sarri of racist and homophobic slurs

    Daily Mirror "Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has accused Napoli counterpart Maurizio Sarri of racist and homophobic slurs following the Coppa Italia quarter-final clash between the two sides in Naples. Former Man City manager Mancini was sent to the stands in the closing stages of Inter's 2-0 victory,..." January 20

  • Chelsea face battle for prolific striker as Bayern Munich reveal their interest

    Daily Star "Higuain, 28, joined the Serie A side in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid for a fee of £30m. The Argentina international has been a revelation for Maurizio Sarri's side and has found the back of the net 73 times in 127 appearances. According to reports, Higuain's impressive form has caught..." January 13

  • Napoli reject £14.1m Swansea bid for Italy forward Manolo Gabbiadini

    The Guardian "Napoli have rejected a £14.1m (€19m) bid from Swansea for Manolo Gabbiadini. The Premier League club are desperate to bolster their forward line but the Serie A side are holding out for £16m for the Italy international. Swansea are two points above the relegation zone and have scored only 17..." January 07

  • Napoli fans barred from travelling to Bruges over security fears

    The Score "Napoli will play against Club Brugge in Belgium without the benefit of away support after the mayor of the city decided to close off the stadium to travelling fans. Ticket sales for the Group D Europa League match were also cut off in an attempt to control the number of people flowing in and..." November 24

  • Agent tells Arsenal: My £67m-rated client won't be joining you

    Daily Star "The Argentinian, 27, has been repeatedly linked with a big-money move away from the Stadio San Paolo in the last few months. A number of clubs are understood to be interested in snapping up the former Real Madrid ace, including Premier League giants Arsenal. Numerous reports in Italy have..." November 17

  • Chelsea eye Gonzalo Higuain transfer that would leave Diego Costa's future in doubt

    Daily Mirror "Bad boy striker Diego Costa is fighting for his Chelsea future. Costa has been one of Chelsea’s biggest disappointments in their incredible slump this season, scoring just two Premier League goals. That has alerted Chelsea’s scouts who are desperately trying to find a new striker for..." November 10

  • Napoli step up pursuit of Arsenal and Liverpool target Jese

    talkSport "Napoli have stepped up their pursuit of Arsenal and Liverpool target Jese. Both Premier League clubs have been monitoring the forward's situation at Real Madrid, where he remains on the periphery of the first team. Although he publicly insists that he is happy at the club, despite a lack of..." November 07

  • Argentina drop Gonzalo Higuain as they move towards World Cup 2018 with new-look squad

    Daily Mirror "Argentina boss Gerardo Martino has begun to look towards World Cup 2018 in naming a young first squad for the qualifiers next month. Gonzalo Higuain, heavily criticised as a "choker" in his homeland after crucial misses in the World Cup and Copa America finals, has been left out in favour of..." September 23

  • West Brom in talks over £5m deal for Napoli defensive midfielder David Lopez as Leicester also target Spaniard

    Daily Mail "West Bromwich Albion are in talks over a £5million move for Napoli midfielder David Lopez but face competition from Leicester City. Lopez is a defensive midfielder who was signed by Rafa Benitez from Espanyol, and has played a part in both the Italian club's games this season. Albion sold..." September 01

  • Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman set to join Bournemouth on season-long loan

    Daily Mail "Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman will join Bournemouth on loan for the season on Monday. The 27-year-old Holland international rejected the chance to join Sunderland. Cherries boss Eddie Howe has taken advantage of the Black Cats' failure to reach agreement with the 27-year-old and held..." August 31

  • Arsenal to pursue transfer of Gonzalo Higuain in January, reports say

    Metro "Napoli are not keen on selling the Argentinian striker this summer, and are only listening to offers of at least £59million from potential suitors. This price meant that the Gunners were forced to withdraw their interest, after much speculation that the 27-year-old could be on his way to the..." August 26

  • Gonzalo Higuaín turns down Napoli contract extension

    The Guardian "Gonzalo Higuaín has turned down a contract extension at Napoli, alerting English clubs to his availability. The Argentina forward, 27, has been with the Serie A club for two years. His agent, Nicolas, who is his brother, said: “We had a meeting with the president [Aurelio De Laurentiis] in..." August 04

  • Gonzalo Higuain will not leave Napoli according to club president

    Sky Sports "Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United transfer target Gonzalo Higuain will not be leaving Napoli this summer, according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis. The Argentina international striker has been linked for several years with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Arsenal and..." July 15

  • Man United and Arsenal boost as president reveals he'd 'like to sell' Gonzalo Higuain

    The Express "Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has revealed he would "like to sell" Gonzalo Higuain. Manchester united and Arsenal have been linked with the Argentina striker and could be tempted into a move. But they might be put off by the fee, with the Serie A club president intent on ensuring..." July 13

  • Arsenal ‘launch £43.3million transfer bid for Gonzalo Higuain’

    Metro "Arsenal have reportedly made a £43.3million transfer offer for Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain. However, Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis rejected the speculative bid from the Gunners, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. " July 09

  • Napoli reject approach for Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain

    The Express "The Argentina international has been linked with a move away from the Serie A outfit following the departure of Rafa Benitez to Real Madrid. Paris Saint-Germain are said to be lining up a bid as Zlatan Ibrahimovic nears a return to AC Milan, but Higuain apparently his his heart on a move to the..." July 03

  • Rafa Benitez '99%' new Real Madrid coach, says agent of sacked Ancelotti

    ESPN FC "Rafa Benitez is already "99 percent" Real Madrid's new coach, according to the agent of departing Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti was fired by Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday evening, with the Italian having paid for a 2014-15 campaign which brought no major trophies despite..." May 28

  • Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez would 'love' to manage Real Madrid, agent confirms

    Daily Mirror "Garcia Quilon also revealed that Benitez has got a good relationship with Los Blancos bosses Florentino Perez and Jose Angel. He said: "So far there's been nothing. There's just a general rumour. Rafa has been a Real player, and he even managed Real Madrid B in his early years, so he certainly..." May 22

  • Manchester United ‘watching Gonzalo Higuain amid transfer talk’

    Metro "Manchester United are reportedly looking into the prospect of signing Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain this summer. Radamel Falcao’s loan move is unlikely to be made permanent when the transfer window opens and the Moncao striker is expected to return to the Ligue 1 side, leaving space for..." April 09

  • Arsenal ‘in pole position to seal £34.5m Gonzalo Higuain transfer’

    Metro "Arsenal are in pole position to sign Gonzalo Higuain with the striker set to quit Napoli, according to reports. Higuain, who came close to joining the Gunners from Real Madrid in 2013, is said to have grown fed up with life at Napoli. And with the Argentine looking all but certain to leave,..." April 07

  • Manuel Pellegrini eyes Napoli job if Manchester City's season ends in failure

    The Express "Pellegrini's future at the Etihad appears unclear, with City's prospects of ending the season without silverware increasingly likely. The defending Premier League champions trail Chelsea by five points, having played a game more, and travel to Barcelona next week looking to overturn a 2-1..." March 13

  • Benitez: I won't discuss Napoli future until April

    Goal.com "The Spaniard's side are on course to win a second successive Coppa Italia triumph after Wednesday night's 1-0 win over Inter but he is refusing to commit himself to the club Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has reiterated that he will not discuss extending his stay at the San Paolo until..." February 05

  • Tottenham and Napoli interested in signing Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho

    Daily Mirror "Aston Villa face a battle to keep Aly Cissokho despite only signing him in the summer as Spurs and Napoli are now interested. The French left-back has impressed at the West Midlands club with his attacking ability and inswinging crossing. He is now on the radar of both Tottenham and Napoli..." December 22

  • Liverpool to battle Tottenham for former Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain

    Daily Star "Liverpool and Tottenham are set to scrap it out for the Argentinian striker when the window opens. Reports from Italy suggest the striker is not happy at Napoli and is ready for a change of scenery. His spot in the Napoli line up has been under pressure since the emergence of Duvan Zapata..." December 21

  • Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez rejects TWO jobs amid uncertainty at Anfield

    Daily Star "The former Reds and Chelsea manager is currently discussing a new deal at Napoli and confirmed to the media he's knocked back two new offers. Benitez has been linked with a return to Anfield with Rodgers struggling this term. Liverpool sit 11th in the league, are out of the Champions League..." December 18

  • Napoli move to extend Rafa Benitez's contract after Liverpool return rumours

    Daily Star "NAPOLI are hopeful of tying down Rafa Benitez to a new contract amid reports linking him with a return to Liverpool. There former Reds boss has been speaking of his love for the city this week, leading to speculation he could return to Anfield if Brendan Rodgers is sacked. Liverpool have..." November 19

  • Rafa Benitez fuels speculation of Liverpool return after hinting at Napoli exit next summer

    Daily Mirror "Rafa Benitez has hinted strongly he will leave Napoli at the end of the season to rejoin his family on Merseyside. And that has added fuel to the speculation he would love a return to former club Liverpool, after being made a 6-1 favourite to replace current Reds boss Brendan..." November 18

  • Napoli ready to offer Liverpool ‘major’ transfer fee to sign Mario Balotelli in January

    Metro "Balotelli has emerged as a surprise target for Serie A outfit Napoli in the last few days, with former Reds manager Rafa Benitez keen to sign the struggling frontman. A £10million deal was being talked up this week, but now new reports say Napoli are prepared to offer Liverpool a huge fee to..." November 01

  • Napoli rule out move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli

    Sky Sports "Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has dismissed rumours linking the club with a move for Liverpool's Mario Balotelli. Reports earlier this week claimed Napoli boss Rafa Benitez was lining up a move to bring Italy international Balotelli back to Serie A after a difficult start to life at..." October 30

  • Mario Balotelli to Napoli?

    The Guardian "The Rumour Mill has long been a fan of the beautiful and bewitching city of Naples and could recommend far worse places for an unloved and out-of-sorts Liverpool striker to head if he is tired of being scapegoated by an underperforming manager and bullied by various media outlets in the UK. So it..." October 28

  • Napoli plot Liverpool and Man City transfer raids for Glen Johnson and James Milner

    Daily Mirror "Glen Johnson and James Milner are on the January shopping list of Rafa Benitez’s Napoli. Liverpool full-back Johnson is out of contract next summer and recently admitted talks with the Reds about a new deal had gone “very quiet”. And Manchester City midfielder Milner is also free to speak to..." October 16

  • Liverpool and Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain unsettled at Napoli

    Daily Star "According to reports, the Argentine striker is unsettled in Italy and is currently weighing up his options. The former Real Madrid star has been heavily linked with a move away from Naples in recent months, with reports suggesting that host of Europe's top clubs were interested in signing..." October 01

  • Napoli suffering identity crisis as Palermo draw deepens gloom

    The Guardian "“In Serie A, anyone can win or lose against anybody else,” claimed Dani Osvaldo after scoring in Inter’s 2-0 victory over Atalanta on Wednesday night. In his defence, he would not yet have had the chance to watch highlights of Juventus’s game against Cesena. The champions rested Carlos Tevez,..." September 25

  • Tottenham pair Sandro and Vlad Chiriches eyed by Italian giants Napoli and Roma

    Daily Mirror "Tottenham fringe players Sandro and Vladimir Chiriches are targets of Serie A giants before the start of the Italian season. Rafa Benitez's Napoli have ended interest in signing Marouane Fellaini after the Manchester United midfielder suffered an ankle injury - and have now turned to the..." August 21

  • Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

    Sky Sports "Swansea City have confirmed the signing Argentina defender Federico Fernandez on a four-year deal from Napoli for an undisclosed fee. The deal – which is subject to international clearance – was completed after Fernandez, 25, passed a medical on Monday. Fernandez, who will wear the number 33..." August 20

  • Napoli Make Contact With Manchester United Over Midfielder

    Forza Italian Football "Napoli have contacted Manchester United over the availability of midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international is seen by fans as one of the last parts of David Moyes’ disastrous tenure at the club, a view which saw Fellaini jeered repeatedly during a friendly against Valencia." August 14

  • Liverpool's Lucas Leiva edges closer to reunion with Rafa Benitez at Napoli

    The Independent "Liverpool's Lucas Leiva is hopeful that he will join Napoli, reuniting him with his former Reds manager Rafael Benitez. The Independent on Sunday understands that there are a number of obstacles for the Italian side still to clear before the 27-year-old makes a move to Stadio San Paolo, but the..." August 10

  • Napoli given tight deadline to land £15m-rated Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini

    The Express "The Italian giants finished third in Serie A last-year, therefore could face a number of tricky teams in the dreaded play-off round to reach the group stages. UEFA rules state that Napoli can register a 'maximum of one new eligible player' after the 11th August deadline - provided the quota of..." August 07

  • Bayern Munich set to seal SHOCK swoop for keeper Pepe Reina

    Daily Star "Tuttomercartoweb insist a deal has been struck between the two clubs which will see the Spaniard battle with Manuel Neuer for the No.1 spot at the Allianz Arena. The move comes as a major surprise, with Neuer rated as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, and the undisputed top dog..." August 05

  • Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini targeted by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis for ... his hair

    The Telegraph "Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis says he wants to sign Marouane Fellaini because he thinks the curly-haired Manchester United misfit would look good in midfield alongside shaven-headed Gokhan Inler. Fellaini has been at United for only a year, but his future is in doubt following the..." August 01

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