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Conte asserts Kvaratskhelia to stay with Napoli, expects Osimhen to leave

Antonio Conte has made it clear that Khvicha Kvaratskhelia will remain a key player for Napoli, despite recent statements from the player’s agent and father. Conte emphasized, “Kvaratskhelia’s camp? Agent and father must do agent and father. There’s a contract and he’s a key player for Napoli. The president has been clear: he’s staying.”

The Napoli manager further solidified his stance, stating, “De Laurentiis told me that both Di Lorenzo and Kvara will stay at the club. It’s very clear. There are NO doubts. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia stays here and he will play for Napoli.”

Kvaratskhelia, who was named UEFA Player of the Match in Georgia’s game against Portugal, responded to Conte’s comments, saying, “I respect Conte, he’s one of the best managers. I respect also Napoli, I love Napoli. I will decide my future after the Euros. Now I’m focused on the game vs Spain.”

Conte also highlighted the importance of other key players. “Kvaratskhelia and Di Lorenzo are key players for me. I’ve been clear on this. I have placed an absolute veto for Di Lorenzo, Lobotka, Zambo Anguissa and Kvaratskhelia.”

On the other hand, Victor Osimhen’s future seems more defined. Conte acknowledged, “I’m aware of his situation, I know there’s an agreement with the club so it’s a different case compared to others. There’s a pact between Victor and Napoli on his future and I accepted that.” Osimhen is expected to leave Napoli this summer.