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Napoli could play in McDonald’s Arena as Italian giants look to strike deal with fast food chain to finance new stadium

The Serie A club are looking at funding options to build a new home

Napoli could end up playing in the McDonald’s Arena as they consider a sponsorship deal with the fast food giant, according to reports.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis is desperate to build a new stadium and needs funds to help finance the project.

The club currently play at the 55,000-seater Stadio San Paolo but the bigwig has branded the 70-year-old venue a “cesspit” despite recent renovations.

Napoli stars could be enjoying free Big Macs for life

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Napoli stars could be enjoying free Big Macs for life

​Local media outlet Cronache di Napoli claim McDonald’s have approached the club about building a new home.

Their report adds that in exchange for naming rights, the mega-bucks company would be prepared to pay for construction.

The Stadio San Paolo is adored by Napoli fans but the club are struggling to fill it.

Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen to build a new home for his club

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Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen to build a new home for his club

City councillors had planed to rename the venue after iconic ex-player Diego Maradona but backed down in the face of fierce opposition from the church.

The stadium was dedicated to St Paul in 1961, to mark the 19th centenary of the apostle visiting the area.

Former boss Maurizio Sarri has been honoured for turning the Naples outfit into title contenders by seeing the word “Sarrismo” added to the dictionary.

Napoli have been in their current home for 70 years

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Napoli have been in their current home for 70 years

The term is often used by the tactician’s admirers to describe his philosophy at Napoli, where he adopted an attacking brand of football during his three years at the club.

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