The Partenopei supremo blew a fuse when faced with reporters on the topic of the Uruguayan striker's future, denouncing them as "peasants who are only interested in money."Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has lashed out at journalists who continue to plague him with questions about the future of forward Edinson Cavani.
The 26-year-old is being tipped to leave the San Paolo this summer following two hugely prolific seasons with the Partenopei, with Manchester City and Juventus reportedly vying for his signature.
However, the club had previously insisted that its star player would be staying put, and when posed with the question about Cavani en route to a meeting in Milan, the Napoli supremo flew into a rage.
"You are peasants because all you are interested in is money," barked De Laurentiis. "I will take the liberty of beating you all if this continues. You cannot talk only about money in life."
De Laurentiis then compared the world of football to that of cinema, where he has forged a reputation as a prominent film producer.
"We, in cinema, are the great lords because you will not hear about how much the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie make," said the owner after his angry outburst. "Besides, you are not interested about how much they earn, but only how much money a player gets. All this does is raise costs."
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