‘I don’t need to talk to Cavani’

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he does not need a meeting with Edinson Cavani to sort out his situation: “There is a clause.”

The striker remarked that he was unhappy with De Laurentiis’ recent comments regarding speculation surrounding the Uruguayan’s future, with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea all said to be interested.

However, where Cavani told reporters he will need to meet with the President to clarify the situation, after his participation in the Confederations Cup, De Laurentiis has told otherwise.

“With Cavani I do not need a face to face,” the movie producer told reporters this week.

“There is a clause. There will come a time when a club brings to the table €63m and we will not be able to keep him.

“It is unfair to distract a champion like Cavani when he is contesting a tournament as important as the Confederations Cup.

“If an offer arrives, good, if an offer is not forthcoming then Cavani will stay in Italy and [new Napoli Coach Rafa] Benitez, like everyone in Naples, will be very happy.

“No-one has called [to make an offer]. There was a meeting with Manchester City, but there was no economic base to close the operation on.

“Fans will do well to take into account just what the player, his agent and the President says.”

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