Cavani still open to move

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Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has asked club president Aurelio De Laurentils to be realistic about his asking price this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Uruguay international is wanted by a number of Europe's top clubs, and has been linked with Manchester City and Chelsea this year. The prolific frontman has bagged 64 goals for the Serie 'A' side in the past two seasons, and a £80million price tag has been mooted.

But Cavani hopes his club president will consider any bids that come in for the forward. Speaking to Uruguayan news website Subrayado, Cavani said: "I do not think you can ask for £80million for me.

"Regardless, my job is to play, and I do not think about certain things. In my opinion however, if an offer arrives, the president De Laurentiis will sit down to talk with whomever I want and ask for less than that amount."

Earlier last week Napoli had insisted Cavani was not for sale at any price, but a sizeable offer could be enough to tempt the Italian side. The Serie 'A' club, who lost to Chelsea in last year's Champions League, are set to lose Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi to French side PSG.

The Ligue 1 club are believed to have agreed a deal with De Laurentiis to sign the talented forward for around £21million. That move could make it more difficult to sign Cavani, as Napoli are sure to be keen to avoid losing two of their star names.

But Chelsea and Manchester City are both capable of breaking the bank to secure a big-name summer signing, and City in particular have been linked with top strikers, including Arsenal's Robin van Persie.

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