Italians hoping to keep hold of striker amid growing speculation.
Napoli are reportedly set to offer striker Edinson Cavani a new contract in order to convince him to stay at the club amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Both Chelsea and Manchester City are rumoured to be interested in acquiring the Uruguayan international’s services, with the latter best placed to do so considering Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis’ recent comments.
De Laurentiis revealed last week that he would send sporting director Riccardo Bigon to Manchester to discuss a possible deal involving Edin Dzeko heading to Naples, however little has come from that initial rumour.
Instead, La Gazzetta dello Sport now report that the Partenopei will offer Cavani a new five-year deal worth €7m per season.
The 26-year-old has previously said that his future is in the hands of the club, with his release clause set at €63m.
However, De Laurentiis has now made his move to try to convince him to extend his stay in Naples and take them forward under new coach Rafa Benitez.
Napoli finished second in Serie A last season, and along with Champions League qualification, they will want to hold on to their most talented player as he nears the all-time goal-scoring club record set by Maradona.
It is reported that Cavani has a deadline of two weeks to make his decision, and therefore must let the club know whether he intends on staying or will depart this summer.
However, it is rumoured that his representatives are denying that any offer has come through and it remains to be seen whether or not he will still be at the San Paolo next season.