Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik believes that the club have what it takes to make a bid for the title in the coming season.
The Neapolitan side impressed observers with their skillful display of attacking football in both the Serie A and the Champions League in the past season. Hamsik was part of a dangerous attacking trio alongside Ezquiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani and together, they plundered 41 goals.
With reports in the Italian media suggesting that the club are bracing themselves for an approach from the top European clubs for their stars, the Slovakia captain sent a message of unity to the club's fans and called on his team-mates to improve upon their Coppa Italia win by winning the league in the 2012/13 season.
Napoli won the cup and in the final became the only team to beat Scudetto champions Juventus in 2011/12.
"Winning the Coppa was a fantastic moment," he wrote on his official website on Thursday.
"It was a moment for the history of the club, because it was the first after 23 years. I'm glad we got the trophy, it was worth the wait. It's given great satisfaction for our fans who have supported us throughout the season.
"I hope we can [challenge for the title next year]. President [Aurelio] De Laurentiis is great. In recent years he has invested heavily to bring in great players who have created this squad.
"Napoli doesn't have financial problems because our president is well organised."
He also called on greater financial regulation in order to ensure the financial protection of players in the Serie A. His comment comes in the backdrop of the recent spate of matchfixing reports that indicate that players still seek to earn extra by deliberately affecting the result of league matches.
"I think Serie A still has a lot of quality. Of course, we need to modernise stadiums.
"Then, there are serious problems such as late payments of wages.
"A player cannot go without being paid for three months.
"If such a thing happens, the club should have points deducted from the standings."
Paris St Germain are said to be interested in Lavezzi while Cavani has attracted the interest of big-spending Chelsea and Inter Milan.