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PSG's Edinson Cavani won't make Napoli return - Aurelio De Laurentiis

Speculation linking Edinson Cavani with a return to Napoli will not amount to anything, the club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said.

Cavani spent three successful seasons with the Azzurri between 2010 and 2013, helping them finish third, fifth and second in Serie A, before departing for Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer worth a reported €64 million.

"I hold Edinson Cavani in high esteem," De Laurentiis told Napoli's official website after it was reported the striker could make a return. "We had a lot of fun during his time in Naples. He scored some beautiful goals, 104 of them! But bringing a player back to Napoli who has been here before is difficult. Not so much because it seems like reheating an old soup, but because Napoli evolve from season to season, assuming different systems and styles of play.

"This is why I always say that we need young players and the new arrivals this summer will already make a major contribution to Napoli's successes. Talking about our forwards, big players like [Arkadiusz] Milik and [Manolo] Gabbiadini have big chances of becoming superstars with Napoli.

"We are responsible for the future of the team and shouldn't make transfers just for the effect it would have. We do not need to enchant anybody. Fans are fans for the faith they have [in the club] and not for the footballers we choose."

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