Napoli offer Manchester United £1m to play friendly
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis today revealed he has offered Manchester United one million euros to play his team in a friendly.
The proposal - worth £880,000 - is for United to play at the San Paolo stadium in Naples.
The Serie A outfit want to raise their international profile and hope the English champions will accept the invitation.
Speaking at a press conference today, De Laurentiis said: "I have offered Manchester United one million euros to come here and play a friendly against Napoli. I am awaiting a reply.
"My aim is to bring Napoli to be among the top teams, not just in Italy, but at international level.
"There is a lot of work to be done."
Napoli, who finished third in Serie A last term, will play in the Champions League next season.
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