Napoli have denied reports that Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid for Argentina striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The forward helped fire Napoli to third place in Serie A and a place in next season’s Champions League.
“Lavezzi? I have never spoken to Tottenham,” De Laurentiis told Italian radio station Radio Marte.
“I ask the fans to be calm,” De Laurentiis continued. “When the transfer market opens everyone wants to buy but 95% of the time, it’s just gossip.
“Napoli supporters are intelligent and they cannot be taken for a ride by the press.
“We are growing as a club and we will continue to do so.
“If someone arrives and wants to buy a player that doesn’t want to wear the Azzurri colours, then they will have to bring out their wallet.
“But I, in seven years, have not received any offers and I am the one that decides.
“We are not a supermarket, perhaps we are an expensive jewellery shop and as soon as people see the prices, they are scared away.”
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