Wednesday July 17 2013
Napoli reveal transfer budget

Napoli have €124.5m at their disposal for new players, club President Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed.

The Azzurri chief made the revelation this morning after taking part in a Q&A session on social network Twitter.

The Stadio San Paolo outfit have money to spend after they sold Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain for over €60m.

“If we add that €64.5m to the €60m that we had in our budget already then we get €124.5m that Napoli will invest with diligence and experience,” he noted.

Replacing Cavani is now a top priority and De Laurentiis confirmed that Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Leandro Damiao of Internacional are targets.

“It’s true, we are in negotiations with Higuain and Damiao,” he added.

He also confirmed that Spanish international Raul Albiol, Real Madrid’s 27-year-old defender, is close to a move to Naples.

“Raul Albiol is having his medical,” ADL added. “Let us hope that he passes it.”

De Laurentiis added that Napoli’s new strip and club anthem will be unveiled on July 29 ahead of a friendly with Galatasaray.