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Edinson Cavani Unhappy With Napoli Asking Price

Striker feels Napoli’s demands are putting off potential buyers.

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Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is unhappy with the way his club are handling his transfer situation this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old is currently on international duty with Uruguay at the Confederations Cup in Brazil, and has been the subject of much transfer speculation over the last few months as the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid have been battling it out for him.

Manchester United are the latest club to be linked with him, and may be willing to pay £50million to sign the Serie A star, though Napoli are determined to hold out for his minimum release clause of £53.5million.

This high asking price is understood to have even put off Manchester City, who have not been known to shy away from big-money signings in recent years, and Cavani fears that Napoli’s stance may mean he is denied a dream move to Real Madrid.

Cavani is expected to hold talks with his club in July when he returns from the Confederations Cup, and has said he does not see himself as a player worth as much as £53million.

“I don’t think I’m worth €63m,” he said. “I will talk to De Laurentiis about it. I owe a lot to Napoli and I want to leave through the front door if I move on.

“I am feeling very good at Napoli, but it all depends on the club. We will have to wait and see what options I have. What I want to do is sit down face to face with the club president and decide my future together.

“Real are one of the best clubs in the world, but there is no deal yet. When you’re a kid, you dream about playing at a team like Madrid or Barcelona.”

Napoli are also understood to have rejected exchange deals from Chelsea and City involving Fernando Torres and Edin Dzeko.


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