Despite ongoing links with Manchester City and Liverpool, Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne 'has no price', according to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

The Naples-born forward has recently taken over as captain following the departure of Marek Hamsik to Dalian Yifang in China, but he has faced criticism from fans this season, leading to rumours of unrest.

Both City and Liverpool have been mooted as a possible next destination for Insigne over the last few months.

However, club president De Laurentiis is adamant that his star is going nowhere, and insisted that the 27-year-old was a priceless asset.

“Insigne isn’t on the market,” De Laurentiis told a news conference.

“I’m not aware of any interest in Lorenzo. He’s an extraordinary and attractive player, very few of whom are like him. 

“When someone’s attractive like him, it’s normal if there are seven, eight, nine, 10 teams interested. However, one thing is to want him and another is to put money on the table.

“We want to see the colour of someone’s money first. There’s no price for Insigne, otherwise, we would’ve put a release clause in his contract.

“He knows this is my home and his home. We think alike.”

The Italian has hit 13 goals and notched seven assists in 34 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign, playing largely as the supporting striker to Dries Mertens as Carlo Ancelotti has changed formation from last season's 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2.


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