Livorno president: We turned down a mega offer for Lucarelli

Spinelli said: “I did not sleep last night because our forward was the object of desire of a great club, which I do not want to name.

“In exchange they would have given us a striker, a midfielder and cash. If I had accepted it, I could have constructed a super-team and the coach (Daniele Arrigoni) had also given his permission for the operation, but I preferred to hold onto our captain because with Toni and now Ronaldo, he is the only forward in Italy that can score with continuity and also for me he is Livorno.”