Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with several clubs across Europe, has stated that he would like to play in Spain. This has alerted the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Chelsea and Manchester City were thought to have a keen interest in the striker, who has proven in the last few years that he is one of the best in the business. The 26-year-old Uruguay star is widely expected to leave Napoli at the end of the season. The Italian club recently lost their manager Walter Mazzarri, who was instrumental in the success that the club has had in the last four years.
The departure of Cavani, who is loved a lot by the Napoli fans, could signal an end of the era at the club. Napoli recently announced that Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez will be replacing Mazzarri at the club. The arrival of the Spaniard is unlikely to prevent the departure of Cavani, who has been valued by the club in excess of £ 45 million. The 26-year-old finished as the top scorer in the Italian Serie A last season. Cavani is currently looking to help Uruguay win the Confederations cup and also qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
"When we are little we always dream, and the first teams that come into your head are those on the world stage, for their marketing, their image, their publiCity. That makes you dream about how nice it would be to play for Real Madrid, to play for Barcelona. It is all an unknown and nobody knows. When the moment comes we will see. As long as there is nothing signed, there is nothing done. All the talk does not concern me nor distract me. Only God knows what might happen," said Cavani after the season concluded in Italy.