Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is demanding €100million in compensation after striker Gonzalo Higuain injured himself.
The Argentina international suffered cuts to his face after diving from a hired boat and landing on submerged rocks while taking a break in the Capri region of Italy.
Higuain was photographed bleeding from his mouth and being taken to hospital in a neck brace where he reportedly required eight stitches to close two separate wounds.
De Laurentiis has blasted the medical attention given to the striker who was signed in July from Real Madrid for a €39m fee and hinted the incident is indicative of a wider issue in Italian healthcare.
"I have not met with Higuain" he told Sky Sport Italia. "But I want to see this cut to see if I can sue the region of Campania and Capri.
"An actor a footballer an ordinary person - when they go to hospital they must be looked after well. "I saw a picture of the wound and I am willing to ask my lawyers...