Arsene Wenger declared his interest in the striker on Thursday, describing the Uruguayan stiker as a player he "liked" but admitted the player would "cost a lot of money."
De Laurentiis revealed the club has received a bid for Cavani in the region of 55 million euros, which he has rejected, but stopped short of naming the club.
"For Cavani I have already been offered 55 million euros, and I said no," De Laurentiis told Calcio Mercato. "I need him, not the money. I am confident in his ability, he knows that here he is the No. 1 in the city, and I do not think in other places or at other teams, most of us can identify with that city, jersey and fans."
The 25-year-old Cavani has been in prolific form this season, scoring 25 goals in 24 games.
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