Monday June 27 2011
'Lamela not worth it'

Napoli have intimated that they won't make a bid for River Plate starlet Erik Lamela. Meanwhile, they've signed Antonio Rosati.

Lamela was being heavily linked with a switch to Serie A even before River Plate were relegated over the weekend.

Napoli are known to be admirers, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Marte Sport Live that the Argentine isn't a likely arrival.

"It'll take a lot of hard work to sign him and I'm not sure it is worth investing the kind of figures needed," De Laurentiis stated.

"If the player came here for nothing then we could talk about it, but he's a player who only has potential. And sometimes potential doesn't turn into reality."

Napoli have made a signing today though after swooping for Rosati, the Lecce custodian who will be a reserve to Morgan De Sanctis next term.

Rosati, born in Tivoli in 1983, has been on Lecce's books since 2002. He spent the 2005-06 campaign at Sambenedettese.