However, negotiations are underway with Manchester City and Real Madrid.
The mother of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has ruled out a move to Chelsea, claiming that the only negotiations taking place are with Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Speaking to a radio station in Montevideo, she is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport as stating that the much-sought after striker is in talks with just two clubs and that his future will be decided in the next 15 to 20 days.
Cavani, 26, has been linked with a move away from Naples this summer, despite leading the club to a second-placed finish in Serie A last season and the direct Champions League qualification that comes with it.
The Uruguayan international has been prolific since joining the Partenopei and ended last season as the Capocannoniere in Italy with 29 goals, however it is believed that both the player and club are willing to discuss a departure.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has been clear that he will not let the striker leave for less than his €63m release clause, and it appears as though both City and Madrid are at the front of the queue for Cavani’s signature.
“Edi is dealing with Real Madrid and Manchester City. The Napoli president talked about the possibility of negotiating with Chelsea, but at the moment there is nothing concrete,” his mother told the radio station.
“In 15 or 20 days we will know more and will be able to say something. I assure you, however it goes, he loves Naples and in the case were he to leave, he would never forget the love and affection of the people. Edi and Naples will remain together forever,” she concluded.
The idea of Cavani remaining with Napoli under new boss Rafa Benitez still remains a possibility, but it remains to be seen whether negotiations over the course of the next two weeks result in a switch to either Spain or England.