Napoli deny Manchester United planning swoop for Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has laughed off reports linking Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani with moves to Manchester United.
Media speculation in England claimed United were willing to offer up to £35m to acquire the services of Napoli's attacking pair.
However, De Laurentiis insists Hamsik and Cavani will not be leaving the San Paolo any time soon.
He said to Radio Marte: "I've read that (Sir Alex) Ferguson would like to buy Hamsik and Cavani for 40million euros (£35million) and I started to laugh.
"Unfortunately, many people don't realise that it is important to keep your best players to be able to become champions."
Slovakian midfielder Hamsik is under contract with Napoli until June 2015.
Cavani joined Napoli from Palermo this summer and signed a five-year contract with the Serie A outfit.
The Uruguay forward is the club's top scorer this season with a total of nine goals.
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