Cavani, Lavezzi suitors warned off

March 14, 2012

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned potential suitors that it would take "crazy" money to prise Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi away from the club.

Cavani and Lavezzi have formed a devastating partnership up front for Napoli over the past couple of years and have had the opportunity to showcase their talents on a grander stage this season after qualifying for the Champions League.

They are both believed to have attracted the attention of clubs across Europe, with a particularly high level of reported interest in England and Spain.

De Laurentiis is aware of the transfer talk and admits it would be wrong to completely rule out a sale, as there are some figures that would be impossible to turn down.


However, he has made it clear there is no intention on Napoli's part to let go of two such prized assets.

"Right now everyone wants Cavani and Lavezzi but we are not looking to sell," said De Laurentiis, whose Napoli side will be looking to protect a 3-1 lead against Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

"We are not using our players for the transfer market.

"But if some crazy guy wants to put down £100million, then, maybe."