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Cavani will rot on the bench if he demands exorbitant wages, warns Napoli president De Laurentiis

Cavani will rot on the bench if he demands exorbitant wages, warns Napoli president De Laurentiis

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The Uruguay international still has four years to run on his current contract with the Partenopei, but he wants his deal renegotiated amid interest from Juventus.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Edinson Cavani that he will be left to "rot on the bench" if the forward makes exorbitant wage demands to remain at the San Paolo.

The Uruguay international is one of the most coveted players in the world at the moment and Juventus is particularly keen on taking the striker to Turin. Consequently, Cavani is said to be seeking a pay rise in order to stay at Napoli, but De Laurentiis insisted that he has no intention of being bullied into paying his star man a king's ransom.

"I will let him rot on the bench if he asks for 7-8 million euros in wages," the Partenopei supremo told TuttoNapoli.net.

De Laurentiis also insisted that Marek Hamsik is going nowhere, and lashed out at the attacker's agent, Mino Raiola, for allegedly trying to unsettle his client.

"For years, he has been trying to take Hamsik away, but the Slovak is like iron and will not move from here," the film producer said.

De Laurentiis is desperate to hold onto his two remaining 'tenors' following Ezequiel Lavezzi's move to Paris Saint-Germain.

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