Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has dropped the biggest hint to date of a move to the Premier League, by revealing in a recent interview that he would like to link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea or Manuel Pellegrini once he finally takes charge at Manchester City.
Cavani stated in a recent interview on questions regarding a move to both Premier League sides:
“I don’t know if they have made an offer for me, I just know that to be coached by people like Manuel Pellegrini or Jose Mourinho would always be a pleasure.”
“Of course when the time is right it would be great to play for one of those teams, because as a child I always imagined doing it.”
“For now, though, I am only thinking of Uruguay.”
“I have always had to deal with rumours of me signing for another team for big money, small money or on loan, I just have to keep my feet on the ground.”
The striker has been in prolific form in Serie A, finishing as the leagues top goalscorer last season and has scored over 100 goals in his three seasons since a move from Palermo.
He will cost a reported £55 million, which will be a British record transfer fee, and Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentis confirmed last week that Chelsea were interested in the player.
His move from Rafael Benitez’ side is likely to depend on the arrival of his replacement first, with strong links to Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez and Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko.