Today, Napoli chief Aurelio De Lauerentiis responded to those rumours saying that just because has Edinson Cavani has a buyout clause in his contract that a transfer is inevitable.
The Uruguayan international signed a new contract in the summer, but that deal included a €63m release fee.
“The last thing on my mind is depriving myself of Cavani,” the Stadio San Paolo chief commented today.
“I like him as a player and as a man. He’s always there for us, always present, you can count on him 100 per cent.
“I can’t do anything about the rescission clause from a legal perspective. But I can do everything possible to convince the player to stay. After all, he would have to accept any transfer.
“And, anyway, who will give me that amount? In the summer I refused €55m, Real Madrid can’t get to €50m.
“And to pay the €63m in the clause it would actually take around €70m…”