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FOCUS ON SERIE A

Napoli old-boy Fabio Cannavaro insists that the club should enjoy the Champions League games as a bit of fun, and concentrate on doing well in Serie A.

Its the first season in Napoli's history that they have competed in the Champions League, and the pressure is clearly taking its toll. Whilst coach Mazzari has tried to shuffle his team around after the intense European nights, the Partenopei have nearly always struggled to get results in the game that follows.

CITY AND UNITED CHASE NAPOLI STAR

Manchester city and Manchester United are chasing the signature of Napoli Star Cavani. Cavani was scouted several times by United chief talent spotter Martin Ferguson during the season.

City coach Attilio Lombardo confirmed their interest in Cavani, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham.

"I hope there can be some negotiations between Napoli and Manchester City, especially as I'd see one of their three forwards would really suit City," Lombardo told reporters.

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TRAPATTONI PICKS NAPOLI FOR THE TITLE

Ireland football coach Giovanni Trapattoni has said that there is every chance that Napoli can win the Scudetto this season, according to the Free Football Bets website.

Walter Mazzarri’s side are currently three points behind leaders AC Milan in the second place in the Italian top-flight, with just six more rounds of matches left in the league.

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BARCELONA INTERESTED IN NAPOLI'S HAMSIK

Barcelona are interested in signing Napoli playmaker Marek Hamsik and are keeping a close eye on him with a move in the summer being possible.

Sport.es and Il Corriere dello Sport are both claiming scouts from Camp Nou were at San Siro for Monday night's Scudetto showdown between AC Milan and Napoli, where Hamsik's side were the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline.

Despite watching Alexis Sanchez for Udinese at Palermo on Sunday, Barcelona are eager to discover if there is a way of luring the 23-year-old Slovakian international to Spain.

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CAVANI BANNED FOR THREE MATCHES

Edinson Cavani has scored Napoli's 1000th goal and he has been banned for his bad celebration. All it took him were 25 matches to have his name carved into the annals of the club. When he scored a penalty against Roma, Edinson Cavani had hit Napoli's 1,000th away goal. It was a present he had given himself to celebrate his 24th birthday on St Valentine's Day. The date is only of interest to those who love statistics, because the Uruguayan's contribution to the club is impossible to calculate. He is the new king of Naples, undisputed idol of the supporters. His talent has brought the joy of seeing the club up there, challenging for the title in the name of the whole city. The night in the Olimpico Stadium just showed us how good he really is and how devastating he can be in the last 16 metres. He is well and truly a phenomenon and half the world is envious of Aurelio De Laurentiis.

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NAPOLI AND UDINESE REACH AGREEMENT

Napoli and Inter Milan have reached an agreement worth about £ 11.1 million for the transfer of Gokhan from Udinese. Deadlock has been broken after weeks of negotiations as Aurelio De Laurentiis and his transfer team have convinced Udinese into parting company with the 26-year-old Swiss international.

Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli claims a principal agreement has been reached for a summer switch to fall in line with requests from Friulani president Giampaolo Pozzo.

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NAPOLI CLOSE ON MILAN

Napoli are still refusing to give up on the title race after being very close to AC Milan this weekend. They will be hoping for more good form from Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, whose hat-trick on Sunday led them to a 3-0 win over Juventus.

The 23-year-old became the joint top scorer in Serie A with 13 goals as Napoli cut Milan's lead to just four points at the top of the league, after Massimiliano Allegri's side were held to a 4-4 draw at home by Udinese.

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NAPOLI TO WIN A TROPHY

Cavani says that he is convinced that Napoli can win a silverware in 2011. The Uruguay international striker has played a big part in Napoli being second in Serie A at the winter break.

“The first half of the season has been very positive,” he said. “We are getting big results game after game.

“It's the fruit of our very tough daily work. The Napoli fans want players who put there spirit into it and always fight for the shirt on the pitch.

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NAPOLI MOVE TO SECOND PLACE

Napoli are up to the second place in the Italian league after a win over Genoa. With Lavezzi out with an ankle injury and Serie A’s player strike called off on Thursday, Slovakia playmaker Hamsik met a Walter Gargano free-kick on 26 minutes in a match that, while initially controlled by Napoli, finished with the hosts - who missed half a dozen good chances to draw level - dominating play.

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NAPOLI EYEING LIVERPOOL YOUNGSTER

Napoli are interested in a move for Liverpool youngster in the January transfer window. The Manchester-born striker, 19, came on in the 65th minute against Napoli in the Europa League earlier this season and the Serie A high-flyers are now interested in signing him.

According to reports in Italy, Napoli have made contact with Liverpool through Eccleston's agent and it is now up to manager Roy Hodgson to decide.

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