Wednesday June 12 2013
Napoli snub Belfodil option

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis announced via Twitter he is turning down an option on Parma’s Ishak Belfodil.

“I thank (Parma President Tommaso) Ghirardi for offering me with friendship a priority on Belfodil, a player of real depth, but after a series of considerations I thought it best to move towards other names.”

French-Algerian 21-year-old Belfodil had been heavily linked with Napoli, Juventus, Roma, Inter and Milan over the last few days.

The creative midfielder has been at the Tardini for a year and is valued at around €11m.

Napoli have now very publicly pulled out of the race for the trequartista.