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Napoli's Jose Callejon returns to Real Madrid with a point to prove

On Friday, there was a very rare sight in Italy -- Napoli played without Jose Callejon. The Spain international, suspended for the first straight red card he has collected in his entire career, only missed his second Serie A game for Napoli since joining the club in the summer of 2013. The previous occasion, in March 2014, was also due to a suspension. All in all, 113 games and 1,090 days separated the events.

In short, Callejon is indispensable to Napoli.

"Jose is the most important signing...

Jose Callejon: Playing for Spain in home region would be a dream

Jose Callejon has been in excellent form for Napoli.

Napoli forward Jose Callejon hopes to earn his first start for Spain in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia in his home region of Granada.

Callejon has made two appearances for the national team, the last of them in November 2014.

His strong performances for Napoli -- he has scored seven goals and set up two in 12 league games -- have seen him included in Julen Lopetegui's squad for the games against Macedonia and England.

"Things are going well individually and collectively," Callejon...


Napoli's Jose Callejon signs new contract to extend stay until 2020

Jose Callejon has extended his Napoli contract until 2020, the club have announced on their official website.

Attacking midfielder Callejon, whose previous deal was due to run out in 2018, joined from Real Madrid three years ago.

"SSC Napoli is pleased to announce the renewal of Jose Callejon's contract until...

 By Michael Cox

Clyne, Callejon and Talisca get their chance at international level

In the aftermath of the World Cup, with national teams beginning a new, four-year cycle, there have been plenty of debutants for major nations recently.

Here are three players who were hoping to earn their first caps this week and how they might influence the play of their respective national teams, should they become regulars.

Nathaniel Clyne, England (started; played entire game vs. Slovenia)

Ahead of England's ill-fated campaign in Brazil, Roy Hodgson's major dilemma was at left-back, where...

Benitez insists Callejon stays at Napoli

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has rubbished speculation that Jose Callejon could join Atletico Madrid this summer by insisting there is "no chance'' the Italian club would sell the forward.

Primera Division champions Atletico were among the clubs reported to be chasing the 27-year-old, who enjoyed a stellar first season in Serie A last term and scored 20 goals in all competitions following a 10 million euro move from Real Madrid.

Reports that Callejon wanted to seek a return to the Spanish capital...