Argentine ace snubs Reds switch

Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi has dismissed reports linking him with a summer switch to Liverpool, insisting he is happy to stay in Serie A.

The 24-year-old versatile forward has consistently impressed in Italy since arriving from San Lorenzo in 2007, scoring 15 league goals in 57 outings for Roberto Donadoni's side.

And with Napoli having finished as low as 12th in the 2008/09 standings, speculation has intensified that the Argentine international could be heading to Anfield to bolster Rafael Benitez's bid to win a first Premier League title.

But the striker, who has previously been touted as a possible Manchester United recruit, is adament he has no desire to ply his trade in England.

"Liverpool's offer? I want to stay at Napoli," he said.

"I hope everything will be made clear but it depends on the club not on me.

"I reiterate that my wish is to remain at Napoli."

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