Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Napoli strengthened their claim for a Champions League place with a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Sampdoria in Serie A.
Raul Albiol's early own goal gave Samp a shock lead but fourth-placed Napoli wrested back control before half-time thanks to strikes from Manolo Gabbiadini and Higuain.
A superb third from Lorenzo Insigne put the Azzurri firmly in control and there was still time for Higuain to add another from the spot to bring Napoli to within two points of Roma.
Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has laughed off the suggestion Rafael Benitez could be at the club next season, joking that he would have to "see a dietician first."
Ferrero may have to find a new coach in the summer with the future of Sinisa Mihajlovic increasingly uncertain.
The Serbian is being tipped to replace Benitez at Napoli, and Ferrero sees no reason why the Spaniard could not move in the opposite direction.
"I could take Benitez, but I'd have to take him to see a dietician first,"...
Basel coach Paulo Sousa declined to rule out taking over at Sampdoria next season amid growing speculation he is being lined up to replace Sinisa Mihajlovic at the Genovese club.
The Portuguese coach is contracted to the Swiss champions until 2017 but there has been intense media speculation in Italy that he is the Blucerchiati's top choice to replace Mihajlovic, who is being touted as a replacement for Rafael Benitez at Napoli.
When asked by Switzerland's Blick newspaper whether he had already...
Ambitious Sampdoria were held to an unlikely goalless draw by Cesena on Saturday but used the point to take a share of fourth place in the Serie A table.
The Genoa club dominated their relegation-threatened opponents from start to finish but found goalkeeper Federico Agliardi an immovable object when their radar was not malfunctioning.
Samp are now level on Napoli with 50 points while 18th-placed Cesena are six points shy of Atalanta and safety with seven games still to play.