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De Laurentiis: Ibrahimovic won't play with Cavani
De Laurentiis: Ibrahimovic won't play with Cavani

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De Laurentiis: Ibrahimovic won't play with Cavani

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Paris Saint-Germain after refusing to play alongside Paris-bound Edinson Cavani, at least according to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

Ibrahimovic only arrived at the club from AC Milan last summer, but with the Uruguay international believed to be close to joining PSG in a 60 million euro deal, De Laurentiis claims Ibrahimovic will seek new pastures after being angered by the prospect of sharing striking duties with another marquee name.

"Ibrahimovic will not play with Cavani, he has been promised a transfer," De Laurentiis told Tutto Napoli.

De Laurentiis then ruled out the prospect of a move to Naples for the Sweden international, whose current deal with Les Parisiens runs until 2015, or a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, saying that the Polish international "will go to Bayern or Monaco."

The Partenopei chief then took a swipe at Cavani, suggesting his decision to leave Stadio San Paolo was motivated purely by money.

"Cavani is attached only to the money," De Laurentiis said.

The 26-year-old Uruguayan has been linked with a number of major clubs in Europe during the summer transfer window, but Les Parisiens' financial strength appears to have won the race for his signature.

Earlier in July, PSG boss Laurent Blanc revealed his interest in Cavani, but also insisted that he could play alongside Ibrahimovic.

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