Cavani can leave for £60m: Napoli president

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 20:09

Naples: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Edinson Cavani will be allowed to leave the Partenopei this summer - but only if a club matches his £60 million buy-out clause.

Cavani has been routinely linked with Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester City this season, with Paris Saint-Germain also reported to be interested in the 26-year-old.

It was previously thought that the Uruguay international had a release fee much less than the figure quoted by the Naples club, but it now seems only an extraordinary bid will be enough to prize him away.

"We included a very high buy-out clause in his contract because we want him to stay at Napoli," De Laurentiis told reporters.

"The clause exists, though, and if some nutter is willing to pay €70m [£60m] for him, which would mean a net fee of €63m [£54m] for Napoli, we are ready to listen to the offer.

"However, let it be clear that the final decision lies with Edinson.

"He knows that he`s respected here and that the people love him. Not just for his goals, but also because he`s a serious and polite person."

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First Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 20:13

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