Napoli risk going from the Scudetto to missing out on any European competition. They are currently eighth in the standings following an awful showing versus Atalanta. They have collected just two points in the last three rounds. The reigning Serie A champions are close to Lazio, but a few sides are breathing down their necks too.

As Il Mattino points out, the Partenopei would interrupt a 13-year streak if they didn’t punch their ticket to a continental competition. They had missed out only in their first few seasons after climbing their way back to Serie A after going bankrupt.

Such an eventuality would inevitably affect their plans. The Napoli brass would seek to lower the payroll to offset the losses. A few top players would be at risk. Aurelio De Laurentiis had a call with Francesco Calzona after the last game. It appears that the manager will see the season out without further changes in the dugout.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the president wants to hire a sporting director quickly before starting a new coaching search. He’s ready to offer Antonio Conte major signings, for instance, Romelu Lukaku and Dejan Kulusevski, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal) and Radio Kiss Kiss (via Mediaset) report.

Our Take on Napoli

What comes around goes around as they touted their streak following Juventus’ justice-mandated expulsion last season. However, the eighth place is in play for the Conference League depending on the Coppa Italia and what the other teams do in the Europa League.

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