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Wednesday June 8 2011
Poli on Napoli radar

Napoli will target Andrea Poli of Sampdoria should they fail to land Gokhan Inler from Udinese.

The San Paolo outfit have agreed a deal with the Bianconeri for Inler, but reaching a compromise with the player over personal terms is a problem.

With Juventus also in the hunt for the Switzerland international, Napoli are making alternative plans just in case they do miss out on Inler.

It was thought that they would target Angelo Palombo after Sampdoria's relegation from Serie A, but it is Poli they are more interested in.

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Wednesday June 8 2011
Juve-bound Pazienza thanks Napoli

Michele Pazienza has thanked Napoli on the eve of his expected switch to Italian giants Juventus.

Pazienza will join the Old Lady on a free transfer this summer once his contract at the San Paolo expires.

"Pazienza spoke to Napoli, but it was a life decision to join Juventus," agent Vincenzo D'Ippolito told Radio Crc on Wednesday.

"Pazienza is grateful to Napoli for what they gave him and the club respects the player," continued the representative.

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Wednesday June 8 2011
Criscito encourages Napoli talk

Domenico Criscito confirms he “would be willing to change position” for a move to hometown club Napoli.

The Genoa and Italy defender is reportedly the subject of a €6m offer from the Partenopei, who will be in the Champions League next season.

“I certainly like Napoli, as it's a place that breathes football. Next term they'll be in the Champions League and I hope they can do even better than this season,” he told Radio CRC.

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Wednesday June 8 2011
Official: Napoli agree Criscito fee

Genoa have announced “we accepted Napoli's €6m co-ownership offer for Domenico Criscito. Now the player has to agree terms with them.”

It was already widely reported that negotiations were in place for the defender and this evening matters came to a head.

“Napoli have shown a concrete interest, proposing a figure that is equal to his value, so we have accepted Napoli's offer for Criscito,” Genoa President Enrico Preziosi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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Wednesday June 8 2011
Aquilani courts Inter and Napoli

Liverpool-owned Alberto Aquilani wants to remain in Serie A and “there could be interest from Milan, Inter and Napoli.”

It looks as if Juventus will not take up their option to make his move permanent after spending the season in Turin on loan.

“The issue with Juventus is not definitely closed. They asked for a few days to think about it, but it's only right for me to seek other options at this point,” agent Franco Zavaglia told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 7 2011
Cannavaro trusts Napoli strategy

Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro is confident they will “form a great squad and keep the Three Tenors” Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.

There has been a lot of speculation over the San Paolo stars despite their qualification for the Champions League group phase.

“We know how wonderful this season has been and what we achieved, so we can't wait to get out there for next term. Playing against Barcelona would be enormously exciting,” said Cannavaro on Radio Marte.

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Monday June 6 2011
Allegri: 'Milan never wanted Hamsik'

Massimiliano Allegri reassures fans Milan “will sign important players, but we never went after Marek Hamsik.”

The Rossoneri have already secured Taye Taiwo and Philippe Mexes on free transfers, but the newspapers are full of speculation, including a push for Napoli hero Hamsik.

“We are looking for a Milan-class player in midfield with certain characteristics,” said the Coach.

“The club will sign important players for me to train. Hamsik? We never went after him, so it was all just newspaper talk.”

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Monday June 6 2011
Inler: 'I never rejected Napoli or Juve'

Gokhan Inler insists he “never rejected Napoli, nor did I say I was determined to join Juventus.”

The Udinese midfielder had been close to the Stadio San Paolo when it was widely reported he turned down the move, partially prompted by his wife, because he preferred Turin.

“I have not made any decision,” the Swiss international told Il Mattino newspaper.

“I don't know why certain things were written. I never rejected Napoli, nor did I say I was determined to join Juventus.

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Sunday June 5 2011
Napoli drop Palacios for Bradley

Napoli are worried by recurring injuries to Tottenham star Wilson Palacios, so turn their attention to American Michael Bradley.

The Partenopei have been linked with midfielder Palacios for several weeks, but there has been a sudden stall in negotiations.

It's reported they are concerned by the recurring knee injury that has plagued Palacios throughout this season.

As Spurs are pushing to raise the price-tag too, it's possible Napoli could turn their attention elsewhere.

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Saturday June 4 2011
Hamsik staying with me, says Mazzarri

Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has silenced rumours that Marek Hamsik wants to join Milan. "He'll be here next season."

Although the Rossoneri have denied making a bid for the Slovakian, some sections of the Italian media remain convinced that the midfielder is wanted by the new champions.

Mazzarri, though, seemed unconcerned by the speculation when asked for his thoughts on the subject by RAI.

"I think that I have an important relationship with my players and I believe that Marek wants to stay here," the tactician noted.

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