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Napoli Rule Themselves Out Of The Chase For Tottenham Target Stephan El Shaarawy

Napoli owner feels his club don’t need Milan striker.

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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has ruled his club out of the running for AC Milan star and Tottenham target Stephan El Shaarawy, according to Forza Italian Football.

The talented 20-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from Milan after emerging as one of the most exciting young players in the world at the San Siro, with Premier League sides such as Tottenham and Manchester City both linked with him in recent times.

Able to play both as a winger and a striker, El Shaarawy would be another great addition at Spurs after the loss of the highly influential Gareth Bale to Real Madrid over the summer, and they have been rumoured to be lining up a £20m bid when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Napoli have also been linked with a move for the Italian international, as they still have money left over after the sale of one of their own star players, with Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani leaving the club for PSG in a £55m deal in pre-season.

However, de Laurentiis believes the club have enough depth in the striker department as it is, saying: “How much would I offer for him today? I can’t say because I don’t need him.

“I already have seven strikers.”

The club moved to replace Cavani with Gonzalo Higuain in the summer, signing the Argentine from Real Madrid for £34.5m.

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