Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik is confident they can handle the sales of Walter Gargano and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Lavezzi moved to PSG and Gargano joined Inter Milan on loan this summer, cutting down on the number of veterans at the Stadio San Paolo.

"It is strange being here without them, as they arrived along with me five years ago," said Hamsik.

"Naturally I will miss them, but we are not going to sit here crying about it.

"Although I did not mention the Scudetto, we can challenge anyone - big or small clubs. The favourites for the title remain Juventus."