Napoli star hints at Stamford Bridge switch.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has admitted he is in talks with other clubs and says it would be ‘a pleasure’ to be coached by Jose Mourinho.
The Uruguayan has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, after a prolific season in the Serie A.
Cavani won the capocannoniere award for finishing the top goalscorer in Italy with 29 league goals, and reportedly has a release clause of 63m euros according to Football Italia.
The powerful front man is currently on international duty but has admitted he is in talks about leaving Naples this summer.
“I have a contract with Napoli, but, at the same time, I am talking to other clubs,” he said from Uruguay’s international training base.
“Things are a bit uncertain at this point in time. I still belong to Napoli because nobody knows anything official about my future yet.
“I’m concentrating on the World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup with Uruguay now, then I’ll think about my future.”
The prolific forward has also been linked with Manchester City and Real Madrid but Cavani has hinted that a move to Chelsea would appeal, after praising new Blues boss Mourinho.
“I don’t know if the arrival of Rafael Benitez at Napoli can influence my future,” continued the former Palermo hitman.
“Napoli and Naples have allowed me to grow a lot, but I don’t think I have reached my limit. I want to grow even more, whether that be at Napoli or elsewhere.
“Chelsea? I don’t know if they have have made an offer for me. I just know that being trained by people such as [Man City’s] Manuel Pellegrini or Jose Mourinho, who are being mentioned right now, would be a pleasure.
“Real? I don’t know if Spanish football would be the best for me. La Liga ismarvellous, there is plenty of space for the attacker, but I don’t know where I will go.
“I’m calm because I have dealt with these kind of rumours which say that I have signed for other clubs when I haven’t.
“I’m keeping my feet on the ground, I’m happy and tranquil. We’ll just have to see what happens.”