Edinson Cavani is keen to return to Napoli and discuss his future with Aurelio De Laurentiis, as rumours of an imminent transfer persist.
Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with the Uruguay striker, and he intends to sit down with the Napoli president once the FIFA Confederations Cup has ended.
Since arriving at the club in 2010, the 26-year-old has scored 104 goals in 138 appearances, including 38 in 43 last season, and insists he is not expecting to leave the club he loves.
“I love Naples. It’s my town, and my heart is there,” he told Spanish newspaper Marca. “But when I was here in Brazil, I’ve heard untrue rumours and things about me.
“For this reason, now I want to talk as soon as possible with president De Laurentiis. We must clear this (situation up) ourselves. I’ll talk with him, as it’s done between men, really soon.”
Cavani’s mother, father and brother have all been quoted in recent weeks about the future of the striker, but he insisted that the only people who would decide his future would be De Laurentiis and himself, advising people not to listen to any other opinions.
“This is a good opportunity to tell the world that, when my family speaks, that isn’t Edinson Cavani speaking,” he stated. “I’ve asked my family thousands of times to please not talk anymore because it harms me.
“I belong to Napoli, and everything depends on that club.”
With a host of clubs believed to be waiting in the wings to try and sign Cavani, he admitted he had dreamed of playing for Real Madrid when a child.
“Real is one of the best clubs in the world and when we’re kids, we dream about playing at a team like Madrid or Barca,” Cavani added. “But there is no deal.
“Right now, I’m at Napoli and I’m very proud to be there. If I leave one day, I’ll be ready to move to a bigger club. We’ll see.”
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