Uruguayan ace wants to join Madrid.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is set to snub a move to the Premier League with Manchester City in favour of a switch to Real Madrid, Sky Sports reports.
Earlier this week the 26-year-old’s mother told reporters that her son would be joining either Manchester City or Real Madrid, however, today, his father now claims that he has his heart set on a move to the Spanish giants.
“Cavani’s intention is to play for Madrid,” Luis Cavani told Futboleros. “He is excited about it and is very willing to see it through.
“He has told the family in private that he wants to join Real Madrid but if he declares it publicly it will annoy Napoli.”
He also claimed that representatives from the Madrid club are currently meeting with the 36-goal striker, but he fears that Napoli’s high valuation of the player may prove to be difficult to overcome.
“There has been contact with Real Madrid’s lawyers and now we are waiting for the two clubs to meet,” he said.
“I hope it happens and that talks take place as soon as possible. Who wouldn’t want to play for Real Madrid?
“It’s not just up to Edi. They are talking about 65million euros and Napoli won’t negotiate for any less.”