Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini has revealed that Juventus and Napoli were keen on signing him in the past.
“I have a good relationship with Juventus director general Beppe Marotta because we have known each other for a long time,” Pazzini told Undici.
“There were no direct conversations, but, in a few transfer sessions, we were close even if no deal was eventually done.
“Napoli? There was something with them last summer, as well as a few years earlier.”
Pazzini joined the Rossoneri at the start of this season from Inter in a swap deal which saw Antonio Cassano move in the other direction.
“The way it ended with Inter saw opinions change of certain people,” the former Fiorentina and Sampdoria man added.
“After all that I went through, an important club, the most successful in the world, gave me their faith. I’ve found an important Coach and coaching staff, teammates who helped me instantly.
“I’m happy, I’m enjoying being a part of this fantastic squad and I hope to do well.”
The 28-year-old Italian international has scored 12 goals in 21 League games so far this season.
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