Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis read “a lot of stupid things” about Edinson Cavani, who was never for sale.
There were rumours this summer that the Partenopei were looking to re-sign the Paris Saint-Germain striker as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who moved to Juventus.
“I read a lot of stupid things,” De Laurentiis sighed, speaking in a Press conference.
“I took the liberty of calling to see if it was true that Cavani was free to leave and they said ‘absolutely not’, he’s a fixed point for them.
“I’m glad though, that the Matador is still bonded to the beauty of our city.”
De Laurentiis was also asked whether Piotr Zielinski had a release clause inserted into his contract, after Juve activated Higuain’s.
“Almost all of the contracts we put together this summer had a valid release clause, but which only applies to foreign countries.
“We learned after what happened with Higuain to Juventus, an incident which annoyed a lot of people. But, as they say, you never stop learning.
“This way we know that they’ll be sold for a given price, not any less.”
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