Insigne worth €60-70m - De Laurentiis
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis believes that Lorenzo Insigne is worth "60 to 70 million euros" after laughing off reports that Arsenal are preparing a 20 million-euro offer for the Italy international.
The 23-year-old forward was part of Rafa Benitez's Partenopei side that finished third in Serie A this season, and impressed for the Azzurri on Sunday by scoring two goals as they beat Fluminese 5-3 in their final friendly before the World Cup.
Insigne's agent announced that his client is "honoured" by the links to London, but admitted the scale of any fee is a potential stumbling block -- and De Laurentiis confirmed he is targeting a huge offer for the player.
"Arsenal offer 20 million for Insigne? This makes me laugh. I want to make Insigne rise to a value of 60-70 million," The Daily Mail reports De Laurentiis as telling Repubblica.
Wenger is keen to add more firepower to build on their FA Cup success, and will be looking to add to a forward line that scored 68 Premier League goals last term.
While letting Insigne leave for a low fee to the Premier League may be out of the question for De Laurentiis, the 65-year-old revealed he is looking to England for signings this summer.
"Sandro? He's one of our targets, but not the only one," he confirmed, while he ruled out a deal for fellow Tottenham player Erik Lamela, who has struggled since his move from Roma last summer.
"Rumours about our interest in [Lamela] are only agent's games," he said.
"I wanted him a year ago but they didn't allow the deal. Roma offered us [Pablo] Osvaldo instead.
"Now, with [Rafael] Benitez, we don't need Lamela anymore."