Wednesday July 17 2013
No Napoli for Gila or Quagliarella

Genoa say they know nothing of Napoli’s reported interest in Alberto Gilardino, while the Azzurri have ruled out a bid for Juventus’ Fabio Quagliarella.

“Gilardino to Napoli? I’m not aware of that,” Genoa President Enrico Preziosi told TMW on Wednesday afternoon.

“I’ve had no contact with Napoli and therefore I can say that there has been no official offer made for Gilardino.

“We’re keeping Gilardino in attack, otherwise who would play? I would have signed Edinson Cavani, but I was too late…” he smiled.

Napoli are looking for a new forward after Cavani joined Paris Saint-Germain yesterday in a €64.5m deal.

As well as Gilardino, the Stadio San Paolo outfit have also been paired with a move for former striker Quagliarella.

However, when asked whether Napoli were planning a bid for Quagliarella, Azzurri chief Aurelio De Laurentiis – speaking on Twitter again this afternoon – stated: “No!”

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