De Laurentiis: Bidding war for Lavezzi
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed there are six clubs in the race to sign striker Ezequiel Lavezzi. Lavezzi is expected to leave Napoli this summer, with Manchester City, Paris St Germain and Inter Milan among those reportedly chasing the Argentina international.
"Six clubs continuously ask me about 'Il Pocho' (Lavezzi)," De Laurentiis said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "There is an international bidding war going on for him.
"With calmness and alongside Lavezzi we will evaluate where he wants to go and what is the best solution for him and for the club." Lavezzi is under contract with Napoli until June 2015 and has a release clause of £26.8m.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Serie A outfit from San Lorenzo in 2008, scored nine goals in 30 league appearances for Napoli in the 2011/12 season.