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.
Long after his career in English football has ended, Emile Heskey's impotency in front of goal remains an object of ridicule.
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