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Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis: No Edinson Cavani Talks Needed

President still hoping to keep hold of star player.

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that there is no need to hold one-on-one talks with star striker Edinson Cavani over his future, Sky Sports reports.

Amidst ongoing speculation over his future, the striker had claimed that he was hoping to engage in talks with the owner to settle his plans once and for all, though the eccentric owner has denied that there is any need for such a meeting.

“There is no need to have a face to face with Cavani,” he said.

“If a club offers €63million then we would allow him to leave. The release clause will have been activated.

“It’s not fair that Cavani has distractions while he is playing in an important tournament like the Confederations Cup.

“Should we receive an offer, then fine. If this offer doesn’t arrive then Cavani will stay in Italy with us.”

However, he did seek to confirm that a meeting had taken place between himself and Manchester City, though their valuation fell well short of what the Italians were hoping for.

“The only meeting I’ve had has been with Manchester City, but the offer was inadequate.”

Cavani is due back in Naples any day now after seeing Uruguay’s Confederations Cup campaign end at the semi final stage as they lost out to hosts Brazil.


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