Catania chief Lo Monaco: Maxi Lopez will join big club next summer

Catania chief Pietro Lo Monaco has ruled out selling Maxi Lopez in January. The Argentine has been linked with Manchester United and Napoli in recent weeks.

Catania chief Pietro Lo Monaco has ruled out selling Maxi Lopez in January.

The Argentine has been linked with Manchester United and Napoli in recent weeks.

But Lo Monaco insists: "Maxi Lopez is with Catania, but he should be part of a great team. The wind cannot hold him back, after a year and a half we would be making an act of treason.

"In June, there will be opportunities to fulfill his dream and also a desire. If an offer came in January he would remain with us, beyond transfer business, the safety of Catania is a priority.

"Removing our best striker would be counterproductive to the team.

"In June, Maxi Lopez will go away, the soil is fertile, there are some offers that have already arrived."

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