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Tuesday May 24 2011
Napoli reveal transfer strategy

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed his plans for the summer transfer market after making peace with boss Walter Mazzarri.

The Azzurri chief was close to sacking Mazzarri on Monday until crisis talks were held yesterday evening.

"I said that I would discuss the Mazzarri matter at the end of the season and I did," he told Marte Sport Live.

"We met and cleared things up, fortifying our relationship. The Mazzarri case is one which opened at 4pm yesterday and closed at 6pm.

"I spoke with Mazzarri about the future. We did so in an educated, friendly and correct manner. We found points in common with regard to the next cycle.

"Mazzarri is determined and very motivated. We talked about players and objectives. He suggested some roles that needed strengthening and improving."

The movie mogul then revealed that he hopes to give the Coach four new players before the 2011-12 term begins.

"I'm already thinking about next season, the transfer market and the Champions League," he continued.

"I know that we need to improve the midfield, but it isn't as if just signing [Udinese's Gokhan] Inler will solve our problems. We need four Inlers.

"I'm after a striker who can get into double figures."

De Laurentiis also confirmed that Christian Maggio and Fabiano Santacroce will remain, as well as rejecting talk that Marek Hamsik could be sold to Milan.

"[Milan Vice-President Adriano] Galliani has never asked me for Hamsik and he could have because we have met recently," he revealed.

"The only person to request Hamsik was Inter's Massimo Moratti, but I told him that we were at the start of an era and asked him to not make any more offers for the player."

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