De Laurentiis: No PSG bid for Cavani
By Football News
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has refuted claims that Paris Saint-Germain have made an offer for in-demand striker Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguay international's future has been one of the biggest talking points of the close-season, with PSG, Chelsea and Real Madrid all thought to be interested in the player's services.
Rumours of a move to Paris were heightened on Wednesday when new PSG manager Laurent Blanc spoke of his admiration for the player, with some reports in France claiming a bid has already been tabled.
But those claims were dismissed by De Laurentiis, who says the Italian club do not need to sell their prize asset, and that they would be willing to let the 26-year-old's contract run down.
"We have not received an offer from PSG for Cavani," he told Sky Sport 24.
"We are a rich club that respects financial fair play, we do not need to sell our players.
"If someone wants 'El Matador' then they will have to pay the €63 million (release) clause.
"If we do not get offers, we would be happy to have him with us at least until his contract expires in 2017."