Aquilani says no to Napoli

Image: Aquilani: Staying on Merseyside

Alberto Aquilani's agent has denied the Liverpool midfielder could move back to Italy this summer.

Creative midfielder's agent rejects latest Italian link

Alberto Aquilani's agent has attempted to put an end to rumours the Liverpool midfielder could move back to Italy this summer by describing his latest potential switch as "unfounded". The 26-year-old has been constantly linked with a return to his homeland during the transfer window after a difficult first season in the Premier League. The former Roma playmaker has been touted with a return to the Serie A club, as well as the likes of Juventus and now Napoli. But Aquilani's agent, Franco Zavaglia has put to bed speculation over the Italian's future by insisting he is staying with the Reds.


"Alberto to Napoli? These are absolutely unfounded voices," Zavaglia told "There are plenty of dreams. Dreaming costs nothing, but it is not a viable hypothesis. "Aquilani is a Liverpool player and will remain in England. "He's respected by new coach Roy Hodgson, and this will be his year of consecration in the Premier League. "I also deny the unconfirmed reports that he will return to Roma." Aquilani made 23 appearances for Liverpool in an injury-stricken campaign last season but still managed to score two goals and provide four assists. The Azzurri international has played in Liverpool's two Europa League games so far this season and could face Trabzonspor on Thursday night.

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