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5 transfer targets for Napoli this summer

Napoli had a tough end to the season as they fell short of Juventus in the final furlongs. This summer they will have to retain their main men, as Gonzalo Higuain, Kalidou Koulibaly and Elseid Hysaj have all been linked with moves away. Whilst the Partenopei have been linked with players, the selection may surprise some as they are not all household names.

Pitor Ziellinski: Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis has already claimed that he has reached an agreement with Udinese for their Polish attacking midfielder. According to Premium Sport, the 22-year old will cost 15 million Euro but while the club have agreed a fee it is rumoured that the player himself is holding out to see if any more offers come in.

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HIGUAIN BUYOUT CLAUSE MUST BE MET

Italian giant, Napoli claim they can only give out their star centre forward, Gonzalo higuain, to another club if the €94m buyout clause is met. News outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Serie A outfit are desperate to keep the goal ace, after a stellar season where he helped the club reach second place in the domestic league, just behind Juventus.

Higuain has become one of Europe's most coveted players after dazzling in the Italian top tier this season.

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NAPOLI WANT TO KEEP KOULIBALY

Italian club side Napoli are reported to be interested in keeping their defender Kalidou Koulibaly who is attracting serious buzz in the transfer market.

English Premier League clubs especially Arsenal and Chelsea are desperate for the services of the player. On the other hand, Napoli have told the clubs to stay away that the 24-year old is not for sale.

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HIGUAIN PREFERS LIVERPOOL

Napoli top rated talent Gonzalo Higuain says he favours the move to Liverpool than the host of other options at his disposal. The striker who is 28 years old is in great form at the Serie A helping the club to the second spot in the league after scoring a record 36 goals in 35 appearances.

The player says he favours a move to Anfield over any of the alternatives he has. His excellent goal scoring abilities is required by many top clubs including Arsenal and Manchester United.

Napoli is currently positioned in the 2nd spot of the Italian League, Serie A and there is only 1 more league match remaining before the 2015-16 season can be officially completed.

There is no chance for Napoli to win the Serie A title as Juventus was already crowned as the champions of Italy a few weeks ago and now the main task of Napoli is to secure a Champions League spot that will allow the Italian club to compete in the European competition for the upcoming season.

As a way to motivate Maurizio Sarri as his players even further for them to seal a Champions League position, the president of the club Aurelio De Laurentiis stated that he will be injecting the club with cash that can help them in signing top players during the summer transfer window.

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ARSENAL STILL WANT HIGUAIN

English Premier League side, Arsenal are really keen on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Gunners want to add the prolific centre forward to their attacking options ahead of next season where they hope to challenge for the EPL after losing out to Leicester City this season, amidst a lot of voiced out frustrations.

Napoli striker and Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain has an exit strategy in mind to engineer a move to a bigger club, according to reports. The Argentine has been in sensational form this season with 38 goals in all competitions, including 36 in 35 Serie A games, a new record for a single season in Italy.

Former Liverpool player Michael Owen was recently named as the first official international ambassador of his former club.

One of his roles in this new job will see Michael Owen travelling around the world engaging with fans and also having to represent Liverpool during commercial events and things of this nature.

Michael Owen’s playing career has seen him performing with a number of top clubs including: Real Madrid and Manchester United; however he is more known for being a Liverpool player as it’s the club where he spent 8 seasons and where the Englishman managed to make over 250 appearances.

After being named as the first ambassador of Liverpool, Owen displayed his joy as he said “As a Liverpool fan I am honored and delighted to have been asked to play this international role for the club.Liverpool FC is the world’s greatest football family and it’s great for me to be able to represent the club in an official capacity once again.”

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Juventus retains their Place in Table

Juventus retained their place at the top of the Italian Serie A table following a mammoth 4-1 win over arch rivals Torino.

Even though the opposition have been flirting with relegation for much of the campaign, this was always going to be a tough match for Juventus given the history between the two teams. The game started in the best possible manner for the away team, who took the lead through Paul Pogba. Sami Khedira doubled the advantage just before half-time. A penalty converted by Belotti just after the half-time break just proved to be a consolation for the home team, as the second-half turned out into a rout.

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Marek Hamsik believes in Napoli title challenge

Marek Hamsik is amazed at the football that Napoli is playing at the moment. In an award ceremony, he was reported as saying that he is happy at Napoli and that there is no contact with Real Madrid. Indeed, there have been rumors that the Slovakian player might be leaving for the Spanish team in the summer.

Hamsik stated that there is no contact between him and Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane. He told the media that his immediate focus is with Napoli who he believes still have a chance in the title race. He believes that they need to win all their remaining matches and hopes that Juventus will drop points along the way. Marek Hamsik believes that Napoli should focus on their own results and not look at what the others are doing.

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