The 26-year-old will likely depart the Naples club this summer with Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all being mooted as potential destinations for him.
With 104 goals in 138 games for Napoli it’s easy to see why some of the biggest clubs in Europe are chasing Cavani but his release fee exceeds €60 million and this could put some clubs off, which is why the likes of Chelsea and City may discuss swap options involving Fernando Torres and Edin Dzeko respectively.
But the Uruguayan says he’s concentrating on representing his country at the Confederations Cup and seems open minded in terms of his transfer options.
He told reporters:
“I don’t know if they made an offer for me, I just know that to be coached by someone like Manuel Pellegrini or Jose Mourinho would always be a pleasure.
“And when the time is right it would be great to play for one of these teams, because when I was a child I imagined doing it – but now I am only thinking about Uruguay. In my career I have always had to deal with rumours of me signing for another team and I just have to keep my feet on the ground.”
With Radamel Falcao going to AS Monaco, Cavani is one of the most desirable forwards out there but it is a lot of money and Chelsea will have to make sure they make the right call. I believe that he would prove to be a valuable addition and could score the goals that fire us to a Premier League title amongst others, but you could probably sign two big name players for one Cavani.
It’s good to hear that he’s an admirer of Mourinho but seeing as Romelu Lukaku looks set to be a part of the first-team squad next season and will need enough playing time, I think it would be more likely he’d get that if we signed someone like Mario Gomez ahead of Cavani. Saying that, I don’t really mind as long as we have a forward that actually does his job and puts the ball in between the sticks.
Source: Sky Sports