Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warns Chinese clubs on Marek Hamsik’s price - “if they don’t bring me €30m by Monday, it’ll become €40m”.
The Partenopei captain has offers from the Far East, and has admitted that he’d like to make the move to the Super League.
“I wanted €35m, everyone said €30m and then they offered me €15m,” De Laurentiis told reporters after a meeting with Neapolitan mayor Luigi De Magistris.
“Indeed, not even that: a player who has been playing in China, and if you ask me someone who plays in China has forgotten how to play in Italy and in Europe.
“If they don’t bring me €30m by Monday, it’ll become €40m.”
That negotiating style is familiar to Chelsea, who have been trying to free Maurizio Sarri from his contract but are struggling to agree a compensation package.
Today, the President was asked if his former Coach would want to take Albiol to Stamford Bridge with him.
“Are you so sure Sarri will end up at Chelsea? Time will tell…”
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