Cannavaro will not join Napoli

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Real Madrid ace Fabio Cannavaro will not join the club this summer.

The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to his hometown team, as his contract at the Bernabeu is set to expire at the end of the season.

“His contract will expire this summer, but I have always said that he won’t come to Napoli,” De Laurentiis explained.

“I think he will go and play elsewhere. A defender can get away with being 34, but a defender needs to be younger.”