​Napoli are considering fining their players 25% of their salaries due their failure to attend a training retreat organised by club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis after their recent poor form.


De Laurentiis organised the punitive measures after Carlo Ancelotti's side fell to a disappointing defeat to Roma in Serie A and also drew with Red Bull Salzburg in a matter of days. 

Aurelio De Laurentiis

However, the players refused to board the coach bound for the training camp while Ancelotti also skipped his post-match media duties after the Salzburg game.


After this rebuttal of De Laurentiis' plans, the ​club released a statement confirming that: "it will proceed to protect its economic, patrimonial, image and disciplinary rights in each competent office." 


Despite this statement being released over two weeks ago, the club's owner's anger over the actions of Ancelotti and his players does not appear to have subsided. 

Carlo Ancelotti

A media blackout remains in effect, while ​La Gazzetta dello Sport are now reporting that De Laurentiis is formulating plans to fine the Napoli squad 25% of their salaries because of the incident. 


The deadline to formalise a request to the Arbitration Board for financial sanctions against the players is on Monday. 


The club's owner principal justification for this action remains the loss of revenue caused by damage to Napoli's image rights by the players' disobedience. De Laurentiis is also considering legal action against Elif Elmas, after the Macedonia attacker gave an interview on international duty that infringed the club's press embargo.


The unrest at the club is likely to lead to major upheaval in the near future.

Dries Mertens

Dries Mertens has allegedly ​'practically agreed' to depart the club for Inter next season, while Ancelotti has also been strongly linked with a move away from San Paolo Stadium. 


Napoli will attempt to put the current issues out of their mind on Saturday evening when they face struggling ​Milan in a crucial game in ​Serie A.