The brother of Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has revealed that Real Madrid are keen on the player.
Reports in The Daily Express yesterday claimed Manchester City were preparing a big-money move for the player, with Roberto Mancini ready to offer €40million plus Edin Dzeko for the Uruguayan.
However, Walter Guglielmone told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli that the Spanish giants were tracking the 26-year-old, although a high buyout clause could be a major stumbling block in any possible deal.
"Real Madrid has been interested in Edinson, but the buyout is too high and there are difficulties. I'd like to see him play in Spain. Cavani only thinks best finish what remains of the season. Money is not important," said the brother, according to Marca.
"If he had to leave Naples, people would understand. The city has given a lot to Edinson Cavani and he returned that love. Personally, I do not know if he will stay in Italy.”
Cavani moved to Italy in 2007, joining Palermo and spending three-years with the club before a move to the Stadio San Paolo.
In Naples, the player has found top form, scoring 75 goals in 101 Serie ‘A’ appearances to-date for the club.
It’s form that has alerted some of Europe’s top clubs, with the player’s brother claiming Los Blancos are amongst the clubs keen on Cavani.
However, the managerial situation at Real Madrid could affect the club’s pursuit of the striker, with Jose Mourinho tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Roberto Mancini’s future is far from certain at Manchester City, with the Italian under pressure to deliver FA Cup success at the Etihad Stadium.