Despite the links with Manchester City, Napoli star Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent insists he has “never talked to any other club.”
The striker has a €32m buy-out clause in his contract that could be activated by City over the summer.
“I don't know why all these rumours have emerged on Pocho looking for a move, but perhaps someone wanted to create the idea he'd leave Napoli,” agent Alejandro Mazzoni told Radio Crc.
“It's true there is a buy-out clause, but in order to leave a club, you also need the player to want a transfer.
“I have always said that if an important offer were to arrive, he'd sit round a table with Napoli and talk it over, but that is normal in any football contract.”
President Aurelio De Laurentiis has been very open to a sale, reiterating today that “we'd buy someone stronger” if Lavezzi were to exit.
“The President has never said my client would actually leave Napoli, nor did he say he'd make Lavezzi ‘pay' if he caused a problem,” continued the agent.
“If I never called the President, it's because there has never been an offer and we have never talked to another club.
“Lavezzi has no intention of leaving Napoli. If an offer were to arrive that pleased both the player and the club, then we'd talk about it, but there is absolutely nothing to discuss.”
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