Interest high in Italian international after impressive Confederations Cup campaign.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has warned potential suitors for midfielder Antonio Candreva that he is not for sale.
The 26-year-old caught the eye of several top clubs around Europe after his impressive performances at the Confederations Cup last month, and after helping Lazio to a Coppa Italia success last season, his stock continues to rise.
Last month, speculation suggested that Premier League champions Manchester United were monitoring his situation, and given that they have missed out on Thiago Alcantara, it is reported that they are still interested in signing the Italian international.
However, Napoli have also been credited with an interest this summer, with Rafa Benitez looking to bolster his options ahead of his first season in charge of the Partenopei.
Nevertheless, Lazio president Lotito has insisted that the capital club will not be selling any of their best players this summer as they look to build on the success of last year.
Asked specifically about Candreva, the president was clear and warned off any clubs interested in the versatile midfielder star.
“He’s not for sale,” he told reporters as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Napoli? They have never called me, but if they do, I’d say he’s not for sale.
“Lazio are the only club who have bought players without selling.
“We wanted to strengthen the team again. I can also say that we have achieved all the market targets we had,” he concluded.
Candreva is still co-owned by Udinese, but the Biancocelesti are in control of his sporting rights ahead of the new season. After an impressive summer, Candreva will be looking to add to his nine goals in 50 games for the Roman giants.