Cavani wants to join Real Madrid, says Father

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Edinson Cavani's father is the latest member of the Cavani clan to wade into the debate over the Uruguayan striker's future - saying his son wants to play for Real Madrid.

The Napoli ace has been linked with a host of clubs this summer - including Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Chelsea appear to be in the driving seat for his signature but have had their initial offer, which fell below Cavani's £53 million release clause, rejected.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed last week that Chelsea had been in contact to discuss an offer for Cavani, while the player's mother yesterday revealed that he was win talks with Manchester City and Real Madrid - but not the Stamford Bridge-based club.

Now his father is the latest to go public with his views on how he sees his son's future.

Luis Cavani told Marca."Cavani's intention is to play in a team like Real Madrid," 

He added: "He is excited about it and is very willing to see it through. He has told the family in private that he wants to join Real Madrid but if he declares it publicly it will annoy Napoli.

“There has been contact with Real Madrid’s lawyers and now we are waiting for the two clubs to meet. I hope it happens and that talks take place as soon as possible. Who wouldn’t want to play for Real Madrid?

“It’s not just up to Edi, they are talking about €65m and Napoli won’t negotiate for any less.”

Cavani is currently away on international duty with Uruguay, and is unlikely to make a decision over his future any time soon - should Napoli accept an offer or if one of his suitor's activates his release clause.

The 26-year-old seemed to contradict his father's claims earlier this week when he handed both Manchester City and Chelsea a boost by saying he didn't think his style was suited to playing in La Liga.

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