Pope Francis on Friday warned money "risks contaminating" football and called for a return to "sporting dignity" at a Vatican meeting with players from Italian Cup finalists Fiorentina and Napoli.
Napoli will target Villarreal`s Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi if a potential suitor triggers Ezequiel Lavezzi`s release clause.
AC Milan earned a crucial 2-1 win at Fiorentina to maintain their three point lead over Napoli, 2-0 winners at Bologna, at the top of Serie A.
Pato saw AC Milan inflict what could prove to be a fatal blow to Napoli`s Serie A title hopes.
Serie A title-chasers Napoli will travel to Spanish opponents Villarreal next week with their Europa League hopes in the balance after they were held 0-0 in their last 32 first-leg clash on Thursday.
Napoli secured a berth in the quarter finals of the Italian Cup with a 2-1 win over guests Bologna at Naples` San Paolo stadium.
Christian Maggio netted five minutes into stoppage time to give fourth-placed Napoli a 1-0 win over Palermo on Monday in the final Serie A match for almost two weeks unless a players` strike is avoided.
Napoli revived their hopes of claming Serie A`s final Champions League qualifying slot and dented Juventus`s when they heaped more misery on the Turin side with a 3-1 comeback win on Thursday.
Napoli consolidated fourth place in Serie A by beating lowly Livorno 2-0 away on Sunday and Palermo climbed to fifth with a 3-0 home win over Fiorentina.
Napoli went 14 games unbeaten under coach Walter Mazzarri following a 1-0 home victory against Sampdoria on Sunday that boosted their growing challenge for a top four finish.
Napoli`s impressive form under new coach Walter Mazzarri appeared to fizzle out on Saturday when they were held 0-0 at second-from-bottom Catania in Serie A.
Napoli fought back from a two-goal deficit for the second time in three days to shock Juventus 3-2 in Turin on Saturday and prevent Ciro Ferrara`s team from closing the gap on leaders Inter Milan.
Two goals in the first five minutes helped Inter Milan ease to the top of Serie A with a 3-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday.
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