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Napoli president De Laurentiis admits he tried to sign Fiorentina attacker Chiesa

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits he tried to sign Fiorentina attacker Federico Chiesa over the summer.

However, the Viola refused to do business.

“I did ask Fiorentina for Chiesa, even up to just 20 days ago, but the Della Valle brothers wouldn't give me a price-tag," De Laurentiis told reporters at the Festival del Calcio in Florence.

The 19-year-old midfielder was also reportedly the subject of a €40m plus bonuses bid from Zenit St Petersburg, rejected by the Viola.

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