Goal: Liverpool target Insigne is going nowhere, Napoli president says
- According to Aurelio De Laurentiis, Lorenzo Insigne is not going to leave Napoli.
- Insigne has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and some other European clubs.
- De Laurentiis claims no money bids have been made for the attacker yet.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it clear the Partenopei star Lorenzo Insigne is not on the transfer market as of right now. The Liverpool-linked attacker has been targeted by a host of other European big clubs including both Manchester clubs and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Goal, Lorenzo was named Napoli captain after Marek Hamsik left for Dalian Yifang in China. Insigne has been heavily rumoured to leave Napoli amid fans criticism.
However, Aurelio De Laurentiis is certain his star is going nowhere.
"Insigne isn’t on the market," De Laurentiis told his news conference. "I’m not aware of any interest in Lorenzo. He’s an extraordinary and attractive player, very few of whom are like him. When someone’s attractive like him, it’s normal if there are seven, eight, nine, 10 teams interested. However, one thing is to want him and another is to put money on the table.
"We want to see the colour of someone’s money first. There’s no price for Insigne, otherwise, we would’ve put a release clause in his contract. He knows this is my home and his home. We think alike."
However, that phrase about the 'colour of someone's money' might be a hint Aurelio is not so unwilling to sell his biggest star as he wants to seem. Normally you don't make that kind of a statement if you are not going to even consider a transfer deal.
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