Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed his interest in Espanyol defender Victor Ruiz.

Ruiz admits he is flattered by talk of a move to Napoli this summer.

And De Laurentiis confirmed yesterday: "I love Victor Ruiz. He is a player of just 21 years and has a lot of promise. He would grow in Naples in football terms and I would very much like it if he did."