Uruguay international will soon return to Naples to discuss future.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani sent a message to the club’s supporters after Uruguay were beaten by Italy in the third-place play-off match in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.
The 26-year-old scored a stunning double against the Azzurri, but came up short in the penalty shoot-out as Cesare Prandelli’s men earned the bronze medal finish.
However, while he was full of praise for his national team-mates after a promising tournament, Cavani also had a message for the Napoli fans as a decision on his future draws closer.
“I salute the Napoli fans and the whole city, we’ll see each other soon. I will stay with my family for a little bit after this competition and then return to Italy.
“I do not talk about my future, as at this moment anything I say can be misinterpreted, so I prefer to just send a kiss to everyone in Naples and say Forza Napoli,” he told Rai Sport as quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
His future remains in doubt in Naples, with Chelsea reportedly agreeing personal terms with the player, although there is still no agreement between the two clubs.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and coach Rafa Benitez have made it clear that the striker will not leave for anything less than his €63m release clause fee, which is proving to be a stumbling block for the Premier League side.
However, the possibility of Cavani staying in Naples can’t be ruled out, as although he has previously noted his desire to move to a “bigger” club, there are also rumours of a contract extension in the Italian media.
It remains to be seen where he will be next season, but it should become clearer in the forthcoming weeks as he plans to return to Italy to meet with De Laurentiis.