Napoli president De Laurentiis would welcome Man City's Balotelli

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would welcome signing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis would welcome signing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli has been mentioned as a potential makeweight should the Barclays Premier League champions look to bolster their forward line with Edinson Cavani, but De Laurentiis has other ideas.

He told Gazzetta.it: "City are considering letting Balotelli go so they can move for Cavani? I would prefer to see Balotelli playing with Cavani here at Napoli.

"Teams tend to hold onto their best players in January. You take a big risk making big investments now.

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