Serie A side slap huge price tag on Uruguayan striker.
Napoli have admitted they are willing to let Edinson Cavani leave the club this summer, but only if a club matches the striker’s €70 million release fee according to Goal.com.
The Uruguayan striker has become one of Europe’s hottest properties after some dazzling performances for the Serie A side this season.
Cavani’s goals have fired Napoli into second place in the Italian top flight and the striker is currently the division’s top scorer.
Reports in recent months have linked the player with a number of Europe’s elite clubs, including Read Madrid, PSG and Manchester City.
Napoli are keen to hold on to the player as they look to build a team around him capable of competing in the Champions League.
But the club’s President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed the club will sell the player this summer, if somebody is willing to stump up the cash necessary to activate the player’s release clause.
‘We included a very high buy-out clause in his contract because we want him to stay at Napoli’, said De Laurentiis.
‘The clause exists, though, and if some nutter is willing to pay €70m for him, which would mean a net fee of €63m for Napoli, we are ready to listen to the offer.
‘However, let it be clear that the final decision lies with Edinson.
‘He knows that he’s respected here and that the people love him. Not just for his goals, but also because he’s a serious and polite person.’
It is unclear whether the player would prefer to remain in Italy or is seeking a move away from the club. Cavani has remained coy whenever asked about potential summer destinations.
While a move may bring about a big pay-day for Cavani, the forward may choose to remain in familiar surroundings with the World Cup in Brazil just around the corner.