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Lavezzi keen to stay - agent

November 8, 2011

Ezequiel Lavezzi's agent insists the Argentina forward will remain at Napoli this season.

Ezequiel Lavezzi helped guide Napoli into next season's Champions League.
GettyImagesEzequiel Lavezzi helped guide Napoli into the Champions League.

Reports in Italy have linked the 26-year-old Lavezzi with a move to AC Milan in the winter transfer market. Milan are looking to reinforce their attack in January with striker Antonio Cassano ruled out indefinitely after undergoing a heart procedure.

Lavezzi is also a reported target of Manchester City but the player's agent Alejandro Mazzoni has played down the rumours.

''There is no truth in reports linking Lavezzi with Milan,'' he told Corriere dello Sport. ''Lavezzi's name has never come up in the conversations I've had with (AC Milan sporting director Ariedo) Braida.

''Manchester City have never called me to enquire about Lavezzi. Lavezzi is at Napoli and wants to remain here.

''I don't think it's right to discuss a possible move for Lavezzi right now as he must only concentrate on Napoli's season and the Champions League.''

Lavezzi joined Napoli from San Lorenzo in 2007 and is under contract with the Serie A outfit until June 2015.