Laurentiis plays down rumours

02 November 2010 04:23
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has played down suggestions that Manchester United are ready to make big-money moves for on-song duo Marek Hamsik and Edinson Cavani. Slovakia international midfield maestro Hamsik is under contract with the San Paolo-based outfit until June 2015 while Uruguay striker Cavani joined the club from Serie A rivals Palermo in the summer. He penned a five-year deal on his arrival and Larentiis has laughed off the recent media rumours. "I've read that Ferguson would like to buy Hamsik and Cavani for 40million euros and I started to laugh," he said. "Unfortunately, many people don't realise that it is important to keep your best players to be able to become champions."

Source: ESA