Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Victor Osimhen is not up for sale as the Partenopei ‘don’t have debts’ and warns his players not to commit the same error as Barcelona in their Champions League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Osimhen is Serie A’s best scorer this season, with 16 goals in 17 appearances, including two in the last round against Spezia.
The Nigeria international has been linked with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United in the summer, but De Laurentiis warns that he does not want to part ways with his star striker.
“Victor is not up for sale, our players are in high demand, but we are forced to sell nobody, we don’t have debts,” ADL told the German paper, Bild as quoted by Calciomercato.com.
De Laurentiis appeared to taunt Napoli’s rival, Juventus here as the Bianconeri confirmed a loss of over €250m for 2021-22 and has been docked 15 points for financial irregularities.
Napoli has only lost two games across all competitions this season, but firmly on top of the Serie A table with a 13-point lead over second-placed Inter and won their Champions League group in December ahead of Liverpool.
The team will meet Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Round of 16, with the first match played in Germany on February 21.