Napoli Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Marouane Fellaini AGREES to join Napoli but Man Utd still holding out for £18m fee

    Daily Star "That's according to reports in Italy that claim the Belgium international star's agent has met with officials from the Italian outfit. Talks are understood to have been held in Brussels and ended with Fellaini agreeing to the transfer. Napoli have yet to meet United's £18m asking price..." July 31

  • Marouane Fellaini 'says yes to Napoli' to set up £15million departure from Manchester United

    Daily Mirror "According to reports in Italy, the Belgian midfielder will end nightmare 11-month stay at Old Trafford with transfer to the Serie A side. Marouane Fellaini's departure from Manchester United appears to have moved a step closer after he reportedly met with officials from Italian side..." July 30

  • Manchester United hold talks with Napoli over Marouane Fellaini exit

    The Guardian "Marouane Fellaini’s nightmare time at Manchester United could be about to end as the club are in negotiations with Napoli regarding the midfielder, whose £27.5m fee last summer made him the fourth most expensive player in the club’s history. Fellaini is thought to be minded to make the move to..." July 29

  • Michu joins Napoli on season-long loan from Swansea

    The Guardian "Swansea have announced that Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal with the Italian club holding an option to make the transfer permanent. The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium in July 2012 from Rayo Vallecano, completed a medical with Rafael Benítez’s side on Thursday..." July 18

  • Pepe Reina facing uncertain future at Liverpool after returning from season-long loan with Napoli

    Daily Mail "Pepe Reina isn't sure whether he will be battling it out with Simon Mignolet for the number one jersey at Anfield next season despite returning to Liverpool after a season-long loan spell at Napoli. The Spaniard is set to report to pre-season training in the coming days after spending last..." July 18

  • Swansea’s Spanish striker Michu set to join Napoli on season-long loan

    The Guardian "Napoli and Swansea City are in talks over the transfer of the Spanish striker Michu on a season-long loan. Michu has not travelled with Swansea to the United States for their pre-season tour. Bahia International, the company that represents Michu, confirmed on Wednesday that the clubs are in..." July 09

  • Napoli target shock swoop for Swansea star

    talkSport "Napoli are eyeing a surprise swoop for Swansea City striker Michu. Rafa Benitez, the Napoli manager, wants a forward to ease the burden on Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain next term and has set his sights on luring his Spanish compatriot Michu to the Stadio San Paolo. The 28-year-old, who..." June 23

  • Arsenal set to make £5million transfer offer for Pepe Reina

    Metro "Arsenal are ready to offer out-of-favour Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina a Premier League lifeline and are plotting a £5million bid. Reina has been told to leave Anfield this summer but Napoli, the club where he spent last season on-loan, have so far failed to make a permanent offer for..." June 12

  • Benitez rules out move for Pepe Reina

    talkSport "The Spanish shot-stopper spent last season at the Stadio San Paolo, after the Reds made Simon Mignolet their No.1. Benitez had been expected to take the 31-year-old back to Italy next season but, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, the ex-Anfield boss claims he’s can’t afford the..." June 12

  • Arsenal to make £17million Lorenzo Insigne bid – if he impresses at World Cup

    Metro "Arsenal are ready to make a £17million bid for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne – if he impresses at this summer’s World Cup. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has added Insigne to his list of transfer targets as he looks to add to his attacking options during the forthcoming transfer window. And..." June 06

  • Napoli to offer Pandev plus cash for Tottenham defender

    talkSport "The Belgian international endured a frustrating, injury-hit season at White Hart Lane and could be tempted by a switch to Rafael Benitez's side. Sources close to the Italian side claim the club will offer Macedonia striker Goran Pandev in part-exchange plus cash for Vertonghen. But it is..." June 03

  • Tottenham transfer update! Spurs on red alert as Napoli star nears exit

    talkSport "Rafa Benitez, the Napoli boss, is expected to oversee a busy summer of transfer activity and he is willing to listen to offers for Pandev, who has only one year left on his contract. Spurs are keen on the Macedonia striker, who has scored seven goals in 27 league appearances this season, while..." May 16

  • Napoli boss Benitez targets Manchester City forward

    talkSport "Napoli are weighing up a summer move for Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic. The Montenegro international was tipped for big things after joining City for £22m last summer, but injuries and the form of other strikers at the Etihad restricted him to just two Premier League starts. He..." May 14

  • Napoli ready to move for Agger as Liverpool eye up Rojo and Papadopoulos

    The Express "Liverpool are expected to hand Brendan Rodgers a £50m transfer kitty at the end of the season with a view to strengthening the squad for a Champions League campaign. With defence an occasionally problematic area for Liverpool this season, the Reds are widely expected to move for Schalke's..." April 24

  • Aston Villa target Napoli flop

    talkSport "Aston Villa could start planning their assault on next season early with a move for Napoli midfielder Josip Radosevic. The Croatian moved to the Serie A side in the summer for around £800,000 but his stock has quickly plummeted. The 20-year-old has played just 54 minutes of league football..." April 17

  • Agent: Swansea captain Williams 'ready to talk' to Napoli

    Goal.com "Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is "ready to talk" if Napoli make an approach for his services, according to the player's agent. Reports in Italy this week suggested that Napoli coach Rafael Benitez was preparing to make an offer after being impressed by the defender during the Italian..." April 10

  • Pepe Reina set for talks with Liverpool over transfer

    Daily Mirror "On-loan Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina wants to leave Liverpool for good, according to reports. The Spain international is enjoying a season-long loan at Napoli under the former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. The Italian side and Athletic Madrid, where his father Miguel played in goal during..." April 10

  • Diego Maradona urges Napoli boss Rafa Benitez to buy AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli

    Daily Mirror "Diego Maradona has urged Rafa Benitez's Napoli to buy Mario Balotelli. And the Argentine promised to take care of any problems with the former Manchester City striker. Milan are in crisis this season and Balotelli could be sold this summer to rebuild the club. Reports in France claim..." March 19

  • Swansea captain Ashley Williams a summer transfer target for Rafa Benitez's Napoli side

    Daily Mirror "Swansea skipper Ashley Williams is wanted by Napoli boss Rafa Benitez. Benitez was impressed with the £5million-rated Williams when Napoli played Swansea over two legs in the Europa League last month. Italian agents working on behalf of Napoli have been instructed to try to broker a deal to..." March 03

  • Brendan Rodgers insists the door is shut on an Anfield return for goalkeeper Pepe Reina

    The Telegraph "Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, says the door is closed on any return for goalkeeper Pepe Reina when his loan with Napoli ends. Reina joined former Anfield manager Rafael Benítez for the season in Italy, but remains under contract on Merseyside for another two years. Although his..." February 28

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    Pepe Reina has informed Liverpool that he wants to sort his future with the club by March ending. Barcelona are monitoring the situation

  • Liverpool Pepe Reina eyes future away from Anfield when Napoli loan spell ends this summer

    Daily Mirror "Pepe Reina claims he will not stay at Liverpool if he has to return to Anfield in the summer. Reina is due to go back to the Reds when his season-long loan spell with Rafa Benitez's Napoli ends in June. The Spanish goalkeeper, who could miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Swansea with a..." February 19

  • Gonzalo Higuain happy to stay with Napoli for duration of contract

    Sky Sports "Gonzalo Higuain has pledged his future to Napoli after revealing he plans to see out the remainder of his contract at the San Paolo stadium. The Argentina striker, who was a reported target of Chelsea in the winter transfer market, is Napoli's top scorer this season with 12 goals in 22 Serie A..." February 12

  • Lyon reject Napoli’s £14m Gonalons bid

    Goal.com "The Ligue 1 club have turned down the Partenopei's bid for the 24-year-old, who, according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas, is now prepared to stay at the Stade de Gerland Olympique Lyonnais look set to hold onto midfielder Maxime Gonalons after they rejected Napoli’s £14 million bid for..." January 07

  • Mourinho rules out Chelsea bid for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain

    Fox Sports "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says the club have not made an offer for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain. It has been reported that the Blues had a £50m bid rejected for the Argentina international and are preparing a second offer. But Mourinho says there was no such bid and said: "Nothing is..." January 03

  • Mourinho denies Chelsea have made a bid for Higuain

    talkSport "Jose Mourinho has denied reports Chelsea have made a bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. Mourinho, who knows Higuain from their time together at Real Madrid, has been tipped to move for the Argentina striker as his three forwards at Stamford Bridge - Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba..." January 03

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