Manchester United were rumored to be interested in the midfielder after missing out on Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara, who ultimately opted to join Bayern Munich.

Napoli were also thought to want to sign the 26-year-old who put in some impressive displays in Serie A last season.

But Lazio president Claudio Lotito has now moved to end speculation about Candreva's future.

He said: "He's not for sale.

"Napoli? They have never called me, but if they do, I'd say he's not for sale."