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Parma president Ghirardi announces multi-player swap with Napoli

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has announced midfielder Blerim Dzemaili is moving to Napoli.

Coming in opposite direction are Manuele Blasi and Fabio Santacroce.

"The Dzemaili operation has been concluded, so he belongs to Napoli," President Ghirardi told Radio Marte.

"It was a long negotiation process, as he was an important player for us and we wanted the right remuneration. He is a very tough and efficient figure, the kind Walter Mazzarri likes, so I'm sure he'll continue his growth with Napoli.

"Our Coach Franco Colomba wanted an aggressive midfielder, so Blasi fit the bill. In the last two years he hasn't shown his true worth, so he can make up for that at Parma.

"Santacroce is a youngster we were very focused on. Napoli would only hand him over in a co-ownership deal, which means they value him highly too. The option to buy at the end of the season is with us, though."

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