Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has slammed wantaway striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The Argentina forward seems increasingly likely to be heading for the exit door after his demands for an improved contract were rejected by the Azzurri.
And De Laurentiis has launched a scathing attack on Lavezzi, saying he is not worth more money.
"We are equipped to deal without Lavezzi, partially too," he said. "Lavezzi wants to re-examine his financial position but that is not possible because it's not as if he got us into the UEFA Champions League or Europa League, so what does he want?
"Sport should be an image of manners and serve as an example and what image are we giving if then these values are betrayed?
"And for what, for seven goals? Lavezzi scored seven goals, it's not as if he scored 27.
"He's a sporadic player. He's not the new Maradona and his return does not help the team, him or the result.
"For the moment the club remains on its position, we haven't made a mistake, it's who leaves the squad to go away who makes the mistake.
"If an actor had behaved like him he would have been eaten," added the film producer.