MILAN - Chelsea are interested in Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi but the Argentine has said he does not want to leave. The 23-year-old has been inspirational in Napoli's rise to the upper reaches of Serie A this season and won a call-up to coach Diego Maradona's first Argentina squad for Wednesday's friendly in Scotland. "I want to stay. I know Chelsea have looked at me but this issue is for my agent and the club," he told Saturday's Gazzetta dello Sport. "I don't believe there is any intention to let me go and I am pleased about that, I'm really happy at Napoli." Lavezzi hopes staying at Napoli, where Maradona won two Italian titles, will allow him to become a key Argentina player. "I dream of becoming a fixture in the national team even if I realise that we have many good forwards and the competition is ruthless. Napoli will have to help me with this," he said.
15 November 2008
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