Thursday June 23 2011
Napoli give up on Criscito

Napoli won't complete the transfer of Genoa's Domenico Criscito, Azzurri chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed.

The two clubs had reached a deal which would see the Italian move to the San Paolo, but they've been unable to agree personal terms with the player.

"We liked Criscito and we still do, but I have always been sceptical," De Laurentiis told Radio Marte.

"If he has a move to Inter or Paris SG on his mind then it is game over. All I can say to him is that Napoli is beautiful, but he already knows that as he is Neapolitan.

"I no longer dream of having a Napoli side full of players from the city, as the minute they leave then it becomes hard for them to return.

"Perhaps they find the pressure of playing for their home-town club a little too much.

"In order to do a deal you need two parties. In this case four have to agree – myself, the Genoa of President whom we have an agreement with, the player and his agent who don't always have the same ideas."

Inter could become a serious option for Criscito if former Marassi boss Gian Piero Gasperini is appointed as the new Nerazzurri Coach.

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