By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline
Published: 13:23 GMT, 9 November 2019 | Updated: 13:23 GMT, 9 November 2019
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is set to drop players' wages by a quarter as the club's civil war continues to erupt behind the scenes.
The club's players and manager Carlo Ancelotti are in a furious stand-off with De Laurentiis which is threatening to engulf their season.
In an act of mutiny, Napoli's players refused to report to a training base organised by the chairman following their Champions League draw with Salzburg.
Now Tuttosport, are reporting that the club's famously fiery owner 'wants to dock players wages by 25%' as a punishment.
Napoli's players failed to report to a training retreat organised by the club chairman
Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been left furious by the squad's insubordination
This follows other reports that De Laurentiis was even ready to sack Ancelotti just hours after the players' mutiny.
According to Gazetta dello Sport, he was eventually talked out of it by the club's lawyers who asked the chairman to reflect before making any decision.
If Ancelotti was to be sacked, the club would have to pay his salary until the end of the season regardless.
Tensions have been simmering behind the scenes at the San Paulo Stadium following an inconsistent start to the season.
Carlo Ancelotti's future at Napoli is reported to have been saved by the club's lawyers
Napoli fell to defeat to Roma in their last Serie A