Agent of Napoli star gives major hint that his client could leave, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal amongst interested clubs.
The future of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani could be decided this week, with the Uruguayan’s agent Claudio Anellucci claiming that there will be an announcement this week.
“Cavani in this moment has a contract with Napoli, but something more about him will be known in the next days,” his agent Claudio Anellucci said on Radio Sportiva, as reported by Sky Sports.
“Whoever is interested in him will knock at Napoli’s door.”
“Generally when there is a clause to negotiate, a player’s conditions are absolutely clear – in case of just interest, these decisions will be announced to the player.”
After developing into one of the world’s most deadly hitmen, Cavani can take his pick of much of Europe’s elite clubs this summer.
In the Premier League, Chelsea and Manchester City are among few teams able to afford the player, whilst Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has previously confirmed that the Gunners are interested – and would be able to pay the £53 million buyout fee if required.
Now that the north London club have reached the UEFA Champions League, they are a qualification tie from the group stage from being £30m richer, and suddenly Cavani’s fee looks rather more affordable.
“Cavani is a player that I like,” said Wenger earlier in the season.
“Will he cost a lot of money? That’s for sure. Nobody would deny that.”
“Our banker lives just next to me at the moment and he is ready if we find the right player.”
However, given the oil riches of Chelsea and Manchester City, and the regularity of both to spend big fees on players, those two sides have to be considered more likely options than Arsenal for Cavani.