Tuesday May 22 2012
De La open to Cavani-Lavezzi bids

President Aurelio De Laurentiis reveals “nobody has offered the money I’m asking” for Ezequiel Lavezzi or Edinson Cavani, but if they did, "then I couldn’t hold back.”

Napoli have won the Coppa Italia, their first piece of silverware for 22 years, but the headlines are all about potential exits for their top stars.

“All these stories about supposed negotiations for the players are currently pure invention by journalists,” said De Laurentiis in today’s press conference.

“Whether it’s Cavani or Lavezzi, for now nobody has offered me the money I’m asking for.

“If that were to happen, then I couldn’t hold back in the face of a crazy offer.”

Lavezzi has a buy-out clause on his contract worth €32m, while Cavani’s price-tag is higher.

So far Inter, PSG, Anzhi and Manchester City have been linked with huge swoops for Napoli’s Tenors.

De Laurentiis held the press conference to confirm the team will begin pre-season training in Dimaro from July 10-23.

“I’d like to convince Chelsea to play against us again in a friendly, while I’d also want to face City and PSG.

“Certain aspects have to be agreed with Juventus, but the Italian Super Cup will definitely be played in Beijing.”

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