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Napoli is Juventus' main threat - Zola backing former club to be Serie A challenger

The ex-Partenopei player believes the Naples club is The Old Lady's biggest challenger along with Roma, but feels Milan and Inter are not strong enough to contend

Watford coach Gianfranco Zola believes Napoli is Juventus' main obstacle in retaining its Serie A title.

The ex-Azzurri player, who spent four years in Naples as a player, does not think Milan or Inter are strong enough to challenge, but feels Roma could also be a dark horse in the race for the Scudetto.

"Because Milan did not reinforce and Inter don't seem superior to their status last season, there could be room for teams like Napoli and Roma," the former Chelsea star told Il Mattino.

Milan is currently reeling from the losses of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, while Inter has lost long-standing veterans in Maicon and Julio Cesar.

He is also impressed with the form of 21-year-old Lorenzo Insigne, who has come in to fill the void caused by Ezequiel Lavezzi's departure to Paris Saint-Germain.

"I saw him play or Pescara last season. I like him a great deal and hope he has the chance to play and grow at Napoli," stated Zola.

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