Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Napoli will go ahead as planned in Naples, according to a journalist.
Napoli’s eccentric chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed that he wanted the game to be played in Bari – at the Stadio San Nicola which he owns.
However, Bari is over 150 miles and a three-hour drive away from Naples, meaning his claims have caused concern.
“I’ve asked UEFA to authorise us to play Champions League matches at Bari,” De Laurentiis claimed. “I’ll pay for 1,000 buses out of my own pocket so Napoli fans can attend the match.”
However, the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce has refuted these claims, stating the game will “go ahead as scheduled at the Stadio San Paolo next month.”
UEFA had previously insisted they had received no request from De Laurentiis to move the game, with the San Paolo having been given the green light to play Champions League fixtures despite falling below standard.
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