Napoli made a serious bid to sign Mirko Vucinic before he opted to join Juventus, his agent has declared.
The Montenegro ace moved to Turin in the summer of 2011 after bringing an end to his five-year stay in the capital.
“The Partenepeo outfit asked me for him,” representative Alessandro Lucci told Radio CRC. “They have always been great admirers of him since his Roma days.
“There was a time when it looked like Ezequiel Lavezzi could leave and Napoli’s interest only increased, but then the Argentine stayed.”
Vucinic would eventually join Juventus who paid the Giallorossi a fee of €15m for him. The international striker responded by helping them win the Scudetto at the first attempt.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £5,000 monthly.