Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed that Napoli are not interested in Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic, because their attacking line-up is complete.
The Vesuviani have confirmed the capture of Goran Pandev from Inter this week and De Laurentiis sees no reason for the Coppa Italia winners to now chase Jovetic, whose future in Florence is a point of strong speculation.
“Jovetic is not on Napoli’s shopping list,” the President told Marte Sport Live, reiterating a point made several months ago.
“With Pandev, the attack is complete, we need no other strikers. They have written a lot, we could have 80 teams with all the names linked to Napoli. We have always said that we will reinforce the midfield and defence and look to take a winger. I do not think that we need another attacker.
“We have Insigne, Vargas, Cavani and Pandev, to have another one means creating problems in the dressing room that otherwise gives so much pleasure.
“We are always focused on young people, it is why Lavezzi has become a part of Napoli, the same goes for Hamsik and Gargano. We have had the patience to raise them.
“I don’t believe in the cliché that you need ready players to get to the top. Barcelona, for example, did the opposite - they have sown and then harvested, but in Italy we have the opposite tendency.”
The President then confirmed that a final decision on Ezequiel Lavezzi’s future will be made by next week.
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