The attacker is expected to part company with the Partenopei this summer, but will only be allowed to leave if a club meets his €31 million buy-out clause
The Argentina international is one of the Partenopei's most prized possessions but the attacker can leave the San Paolo if a club meets his buy-out clause of €31 million.
De Laurentiis is resigned to losing Lavezzi but insists that he will not be allowed to leave for a cent less than the specified asking price.
"The contract is clear," the Partenopei supremo told Sky Sport24. "The needs of the player will be linked to the talks, but whoever wants 'Pocho' will have to pay the clause.
"However, it is an international auction: there is even interest in Lavezzi from China. But what Ezequiel wants to do will also be decisive."
It has been claimed in recent days that the Coppa Italia winners are looking at both Stevan Jovetic and Sebastian Giovinco as potential replacements for the outgoing Lavezzi, but De Laurentiis insists that it is highly unlikely that either man will end up in Naples.
“I like both, but I would never sign Jovetic because it would be an insult to the Della Valle family [who own the Viola],” the film producer declared. “Giovinco, meanwhile, seems to be heading towards Juventus.”
Lavezzi, who has been capped 16 times by his country, joined Napoli from San Lorenzo in 2007.