Napoli open door to Inter's Goran Pandev, but wage demands could be an issue

Inter must pay Pandev's wages if he moves to the southern Italian club on a loan deal as De Laurentiis sets the transfer agenda
Napoli are interested in signing Goran Pandev, but president Aurelio De Laurentiis has asked Inter to help them along with his wages.

The 27-year-old Macedonian striker is tied to the Milan-based club until 2014, but his future could be set for a turn towards Walter Mazzarri's side.

De Laurentiis admits he and his coach like Pandev, but his €3 million per annum wage demands may prove too much for them.

"I really like Pandev and I think Mazzarri also likes him, but a move depends on Inter," De Laurentiis told Radio Marte.

"They will have to pay us half of his wages."

On Thursday Pandev's agent Carlo Pallavicino revealed Napoli were keen on his client, but also said he could remain at San Siro.

"Napoli have asked me for Pandev and they like him, but he wants to confirm himself at Inter," the agent told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Pandev made just 17 starts last season and was on the bench 19 times for Inter. He scored two goals in Serie A, and just five in all competitions, having originally joined from Lazio in January 2010.

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