Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne has insisted that he is happy with life in Italy despite admitting that a move to Barcelona is "the dream" for every player.

Insigne has emerged as one of many potential replacements following Barcelona's sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222m (£198m, $263.7m).

The Italy international had his best goal-scoring season for Napoli in 2016/17 as he netted 20 goals in all competitions, helping the Serie A club to a third-place finish.

Speaking about the recent links, the 26-year-old cautiously welcomed the rumours before claiming that he still intends on playing for his boyhood club for now.

"I thank you for the compliments, but I want to keep doing well with this shirt because I always wanted it," he told Mediaset Premium, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"Barcelona is the dream for everyone but, for now, I have the dream of Naples with me."

Meanwhile, Insigne scored late on for Napoli in the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie against Ligue 1 side Nice.

With an aggregate score of 4-0, Insigne praised the performance of the team as they progressed to the group stage of the Champions League for the third year in a row.

"It was a great team performance," he added. "We knew we were playing on a difficult field. They're a good team and caused us some problems, but we were good at staying united."

If the Frattamaggiore native were to move to the Catalans this summer, he would, however, be cup-tied for their Champions League games due to his involvement for Napoli against Nice.

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Insigne celebrates after scoring against Nice in their Champions League play-off Getty