Napoli striker Edinson Cavani says no player could not turn down a transfer to either Real Madrid or Chelsea if the possibility was offered to them.
Edinson Cavani has given his biggest hint yet that he hopes to leave Napoli to sign for either Chelsea or Real Madrid, with the Uruguay international revealing he would find it impossible to refuse a transfer to either team.
The 26 year-old forward has been a resounding success since moving from Palermo to Napoli in 2010, scoring an incredible 104 goals in 138 matches, including 38 in 43 appearances in all competitions last season for the club.
Cavani’s 29 goals in 34 Serie A matches in the last campaign won him the Capocannoniere, the award for the top scorer in Italy’s top flight, and understandably he has attracted interest from some of the richest and most successful clubs in world football.
At the front of the queue are Chelsea and Real Madrid, and Blues boss Jose Mourinho will have high hopes of beating his former club to Cavani’s signature after reading the Uruguayan’s quotes in the Italian press today.
“I’m flattered by the interest of certain teams,” said a not particularly cryptic Cavani to Gazzetta dello Sport, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“Who would ever say no to Real Madrid or Chelsea?
“We’ll see what happens. There are many rumours but nothing concrete.”
Should Cavani move to Stamford Bridge, it would likely put Fernando Torres’ Chelsea future into question.
The Spain international is currently the top goalscorer at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, but all four of his strikes have come against minnows Tahiti.
Cavani meanwhile has not scored in his two games so far, but will be hopeful of grabbing a goal or two of his own when Uruguay face Tahiti this evening.