Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has admitted that he is ‘ready to move to a bigger club’, but that there is no agreement with Real Madrid in place.
The Uruguayan has been linked with Madrid as well as Manchester City and Chelsea, with reports in Italy this week suggesting that it is the London outfit who have a deal agreed.
However, the player’s family have more than once commented that the striker is angling for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“This is a good opportunity to tell the world that, when my family speaks, that isn't Edinson Cavani speaking,” Cavani told Marca, in clarifying statements in recent days from his mother and father.
“I've asked my family thousands of times to please not talk anymore, because it harms me. I belong to Napoli and everything depends on that club.
“If at some point there is another option, we'll see. What I want to do is sit down face-to-face with the President and decide my future together.”
Cavani was asked of the possible interest from Madrid.
“Real Madrid is one of the best clubs in the world, but there is no deal yet.
“When we're kids, we dream about playing at a team like Madrid or Barca, but right now I'm at Napoli and I'm very proud to be there.
“If I leave one day, I'll be ready to move to a bigger club. We'll see.
“Was I a Madrid fan when younger? No, I didn't look at what happened abroad. I just tried to have fun and little else.”
The 26-year-old was asked to describe his playing style too.
“I'm not a stationary centre-forward. I'm more of a mobile goalscorer. I even track back to defend.
“It's important to track back, steal the ball and then pass forward. I like to play with freedom to roam.”