AC Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini admits he came close to signing for Napoli.

The two teams meet today.

"It's true there was something, but we never managed to get on the same track. I always had a good rapport with Walter Mazzarri and I liked the way he made us play at Sampdoria.

"Milan have to be in the Champions League, always. If we lose against Napoli, then second place becomes practically impossible. Quite simply, we have to win and we will be ready."