Manchester United are facing a setback in their pursuit of Palermo striker Edinson Cavani, currently on loan at Napoli – Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis has put a price of €100 million on the 24 year old.
“How much is Cavani worth? Cavani is priceless. He is not for sale. I wouldn’t sell him for €100 million,” De Laurentiis told reporters.
“For now his mission is to fight for the colours of Napoli.
"If I say he is worth a lot, hopefully people will tire of asking about him.”
Just two weeks ago, scouts from three of the top flight English clubs visited Cavani in the Serie A and watched him score a hat trick to take Napoli to a 4-3 victory over Lazio.
While Manchester United was not at that game specifically, they have long been linked with the striker, and were willing to offer around £25 million for Cavani’s services, according to the Metro.
But Manchester United will face stiff competition for Cavani’s signature from Napoli, and with Cavani already settled in the Italian side, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson might have a fight on his hands to secure the Uruguayan international.
Napoli are also currently sitting second on the Serie A table, so an offer Champions League games with Manchester United won’t really faze Cavani.