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Revealed: Napoli's asking price for Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia
Osimhen is top of the Serie A scoring charts with 18 goals, while Kvaratskhelia has the most assists league-wide with nine. Both were on target as Napoli beat Sassuolo 2-0 on Friday.
The result leaves Napoli 15 points clear of Inter Milan at the top of the table after 23 games played.
Naturally, impressive performances have put Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia in the shop window, but club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed recently that the club didn't have any debt and there was no pressure to sell.
"Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain will be expected to pay a transfer fee of at least €100 million if they are to win the race for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen's signature during the summer transfer window," ESPN reported earlier this month.
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And it has now emerged that Napoli expect to achieve a similar number for Kvaratskhelia, should he be allowed to leave the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona at all.
Napoli's 'clear plan'
"For De Laurentiis, a very tough negotiator, it is clear that his market value will reach €150m," report Diario AS. "The Azzurri have a very clear plan for the next market: if a star has to leave, it will be Victor Osimhen… as AS has learned, they totally rule out selling Kvaratskhelia."
Whilst €150m might force Napoli's hand, De Laurentiis' claim about the club's finances rings true, with Napoli making more than €80m from player sales alone last summer, Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea and Fabian Ruiz to PSG fetching the most money.
The fact Napoli has done so well without those players speaks volumes about the sporting operation at the club.