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Chinese club Dalian Yifang confirm Marek Hamsik signing from Napoli

18/02/2019

Despite a heavy shot advantage, Napoli could not break through against Torino as they played to a scoreless draw. Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang have completed the signing of Slovenia international midfielder Marek Hamsik from Napoli, the club confirmed via social media. The 31-year-old arrives in China after more than 11 seasons with the […]

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Napoli vs. Torino – Football Match Report – February 17, 2019

17/02/2019

Napoli drew 0-0 with Torino on Sunday, their third goalless draw in four Serie A games, allowing Juventus to take a 13-point lead at the top of the table. Carlo Ancelotti’s side were held to stalemates by AC Milan and Fiorentina in their last two away games and failed to find the net once again […]

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Hamsik set to leave Napoli for Chinese Super League’s Dalian Yifang

14/02/2019

Napoli had plenty of opportunities to find the net but could not capitalize, as Fiorentina held on for a point at Artemio Franchi Stadium. Fabio Quagliarella’s 11-match goal scoring run ended as Napoli controlled proceedings in a comfortable 3-0 win. Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne scored less than two minutes apart to put Napoli out […]

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Fiorentina vs. Napoli – Football Match Report – February 9, 2019

09/02/2019

MILAN, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Second-placed Napoli wasted half a dozen clearcut chances as they were held 0-0 at Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday, their fourth successive away game in all competitions without scoring. Napoli, whose hopes of winning the title last season effectively ended with a 3-0 defeat in the same fixture, were […]

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Napoli suspend Marek Hamsik’s China move over transfer fee issues

06/02/2019

Felipe Caicedo gave Lazio’s quest to finish top four in Serie A a big boost with the top goal in Italy on Matchday 22. Fabio Quagliarella’s 11-match goal scoring run ended as Napoli controlled proceedings in a comfortable 3-0 win. Marek Hamsik‘s proposed move from Napoli to a Chinese club, believed to be Dalian Yifang, […]

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LIVE Transfer Talk Liverpool make €70m move for Napoli striker Insigne

05/02/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Liverpool make €70m Insigne […]

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Inter Milan ultras criticise ‘little man’ Koulibaly and deny abuse was racial

04/02/2019

Paolo Bandini and Mina Rzouki discuss the abuse aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Internazionale on this weeks’ Serie Awesome podcast. Inter Milan fans located in the Curva Nord of the San Siro have branded Kalidou Koulibaly a “little man” and slammed their club for the way they dealt with sanctions for […]

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Napoli vs. Sampdoria – Football Match Report – February 2, 2019

02/02/2019

MILAN, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella missed out on becoming the first player to score in 12 successive Serie A games as his side were beaten 3-0 by second-placed Napoli on Saturday. Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne both scored within a minute midway through the first half and Simone Verdi added the […]

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Napoli boss Ancelotti reveals Hamsik could leave club for China

02/02/2019

Fabio Quagliarella’s 11-match goal scoring run ended as Napoli controlled proceedings in a comfortable 3-0 win. Napoli’s all-time leading scorer and appearances leader Marek Hamsik is involved in talks over a possible move to a Chinese club, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Slovakian midfielder, who has scored 121 goals for Napoli during 12 […]

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Italian FA passes new rules against racism after Koulibaly incident vs Inter

30/01/2019

Matteo Bonetti responds to your Serie A questions about how its best would fare in England, which team to watch, Milan’s strikers and more. The Italian FA (FIGC) has ratified a change in its anti-racism procedures which gives referees the power to take teams off the field of play after just one warning announcement. Changes […]

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AC Milan vs. Napoli – Football Match Report – January 29, 2019

29/01/2019

MILAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Krzysztof Piatek scored twice on his first start for AC Milan as they beat Napoli 2-0 to reach the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Tuesday. Poland striker Piatek, who joined Milan last week for a fee reported to be 35 million euros ($40 million) from Genoa after netting 13 goals in […]

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LIVE Transfer Talk Napoli’s Malcuit to help solve Arsenal injury crisis

29/01/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world’s media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month. TOP STORY: Malcuit to help solve Arsenal injury crisis? With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, […]

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AC Milan vs. Napoli – Football Match Report – January 26, 2019

26/01/2019

MILAN, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Second-placed Napoli dominated the second-half but left San Siro frustrated after failing to break down AC Milan in an 0-0 Serie A draw on Saturday. Napoli should have snatched a win when they had four men against two on the break late in the game but they took one pass […]

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Sources: Paris Saint-Germain near €50m deal for Leandro Paredes; talking with Allan

25/01/2019

ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner sifts through the latest transfer rumours including Callum Hudson-Odoi to Liverpool, Adrien Rabiot to Tottenham and more. Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of agreeing a fee of nearly €50 million with Zenit Saint Petersburg for Leandro Paredes, sources close to the French champions and the transfer have told ESPN FC. […]

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Napoli ‘following’ Mexico star Hirving Lozano as January plans take shape

25/01/2019

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes pick through the key matches in Serie A this weekend and wonder if Milan or Napoli can gain any ground on Juventus. Mexico striker Hirving Lozano is one of a number of players “being followed very closely” by Napoli, the club’s coach Carlo Ancelotti has said. Lozano, 23, has scored […]

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Koulibaly says Italy must fight to beat discrimination after racist abuse

24/01/2019

Paolo Bandini and Mina Rzouki discuss the abuse aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Internazionale on this weeks’ Serie Awesome podcast. Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has said Italy has work to do to fight discrimination after suffering racist abuse from Inter Milan fans at the San Siro on Boxing Day. Senegal international […]

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Serie A anti-racism measures in place by weekend – Italian FA president

22/01/2019

Paolo Bandini and Mina Rzouki discuss the abuse aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Internazionale on this weeks’ Serie Awesome podcast. Gab Marcotti reacts to Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti’s post-match comments about the racist abuse aimed at Kalidou Koulibaly against Inter. Carlo Ancelotti explains how excited he’d be if Edinson Cavani returned […]

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Napoli vs. Lazio – Football Match Report – January 20, 2019

20/01/2019

Napoli scored twice before half-time and hit the woodwork three times before clinging on for a 2-1 victory over 10-man Lazio in Serie A on Sunday. The win, their 15th in 20 league games this season, left second-placed Napoli six points behind leaders Juventus who host bottom club Chievo on Monday while Lazio dropped out […]

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Arsenal Napoli target James Rodriguez rejects January move from Bayern

18/01/2019

With the January transfer window in full swing, take a look at whether or not Carlos Vela, Alvaro Morata and more will be making moves. James Rodriguez is staying at Bayern Munich until the end of the season “at least,” sources close to the player have told ESPN FC, with a decision to be made […]

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Napoli walking off in face of racial abuse wouldn’t be a ‘defeat for football’ it would be a victory

17/01/2019

Napoli reiterated last week that they fully support coach Carlo Ancelotti and his threat to order his team off the pitch the next time one of their players is racially abused by supporters without adequate action being taken. This comes after Italian Deputy Prime Minister (and Minister of the Interior, therefore the person technically in […]

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