It was business as usual at the Stadio San Paolo last season. There were some concerns that Carlo Ancelotti wouldn't be able to replicate the form that Maurzio Sarri had at Napoli, but his side easily finished second without troubling their rivals up in Turin too much.
A Quality First-Choice Goalkeeper
No less than three goalkeepers shared the number one duties at the Stadio San Paolo last season, with youngster Alex Meret balancing the role with David Ospina and Orestis Karnezis.
While Meret is clearly a player Napoli have marked for the future, he isn't yet good enough to be part of a Scudetto-winning side, while Ospina and Karnezis aren't good enough to occupy the space in the short-term.
The remedy for this? An experienced, Champions League quality goalkeeper who Napoli can get on loan. Juventus' Mattia Perin, who is likely to become the third choice after the return of Gianluigi Buffon, would be the ideal option, but Juventus would never loan him to their nearest rivals.
Other options could be Torino's Salvatore Sirigu or Paris Saint-Germain's Kevin Trapp, who are both experienced and quality goalkeepers with a lot of experience in Europe.
Depth in Central Defence
While the defensive pairing of Koulibaly and Manolas is gonna be the stuff of nightmares for attackers next season, Napoli still lack depth in central defence, especially considering
A World-Class Striker
Dries Mertens and
This hasn't stopped Napoli from looking for an upgrade, with Gli Azzurri being linked with Inter striker Mauro Icardi. The addition of Icardi would surely put Juventus on alert, conscious that Napoli aren't messing about and that there will be no room for complacency as they look to defend their Scudetto.
Regardless of how good Mertens and Milik are, Icardi would be a massive upgrade on these players, and if the Argentinian can improve his attitude, Napoli will have one of the best strikers in the world.
An Improvement on Jose
A player who has been with Napoli since the
That said, at the age of 32,
A Quality Right Back
While it could be argued that Napoli have already signed their replacement for the almost-certainly-departing Elseid Hysaj in Giovanni Di Lorenzo, it could also be argued that Di Lorenzo isn't actually good enough for Napoli's starting XI.
Spurs' Kieran Trippier would almost certainly be an improvement on Di Lorenzo and