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Saturday June 1 2013
De Laurentiis targets Palace

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed he’d like to “buy an English club” and the favourite is Crystal Palace.

The club was promoted into the Premier League last week after beating Watford – owned by Udinese patrons the Pozzo family – in the play-offs.

According to the latest rumours emerging in Italy, Palace are top of De Laurentiis’ wish-list.

The Hollywood mogul today announced on Radio Marte that he intends to “expand my football empire.

“I want to buy three clubs, including one in England, so I asked Edy Reja if he would be willing to be the Coach and he said he’s available.”

Crystal Palace was founded in September 1905 and their current co-chairmen are Jeremy Hosking, Martin Long, Steve Parish and Stephen Browett.

The club was in administration twice since 2000 and in January 2010 owed approximately £30m.

Another Italian President, Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino, had been in talks for a take-over of Crystal Palace in 2010.

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