Napoli midfielder Daniele Mannini has seen his one-year doping ban 'frozen'.

"For two months I have been waiting day and night to hear these words: Daniele, they have stopped the ban," he told the official Napoli website.

"These two months have been indescribable, spent hoping for some news that never seemed to come.

"All of this pain just to continue doing what I have always wanted to do."