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Villarreal are not selling Giuseppe Rossi to Napoli - agent

Giuseppe Rossi is poised to stay with Villarreal, despite speculation linking the Italian with a transfer deadline move to Napoli, agent Federico Pastorello has confirmed.

The 24-year-old was linked with moves to Barcelona and Juventus earlier in the transfer window, but Villarreal's €30 million demands appeared to scupper those deals.

Napoli have attempted to make a late bid for the player's services after their president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed he was actively pursuing the Italy international.

However, Pastorello made clear the Spanish club's owners will not entertain any offers for Rossi, with the window set to slam shut on Wednesday.

"Rossi to Napoli at the last minute? He was taken off the market by Villarreal for a number of reasons," Pastorello told Sky Sport Italia.

"Rossi will be at Villarreal for the whole season."

The American-born forward is tied to the Liga giants until 2015 after signing a new deal last January.