Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has said that he will not leave the club in the summer even if they failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Edinson Cavani has been linked with a move away from Napoli all through the season, and the rumours have certainly not been helped by the good performances of the striker in the Champions League this season. He almost helped Napoli get past Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League, while he is the second top scorer in the division with 19 league goals to his credit.
Aurelio de Laurentiis, the Television producer, owner and President of Italian football giants SSC Napoli has stated that his club’s star trio of Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, Slovakian Marek Hamsik and Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi are worth well over € 200 million.
These three players form the very backbone of The Blues side and this was visible in the way they decimated the Chelsea defense in their 3-1 UEFA Champions League win over the English club at home in the Stadio San Paolo.
Former Napoli forward Diego Maradona has come out with the statement saying that he would love to return to Napoli as a manager.
Maradona is regarded as a legend at Napoli having played for them during the late 1980s. He is worshipped at Napoli so much so that the club has even retired the shirt number used by the Argentine during his stay in Italy.
Napoli midfielder Walter Gargano has said that he is extremely happy with what Napoli have achieved this season, but says that there's still a lot more that the club can do.
Napoli have been extremely brilliant in the Champions League, although the same cannot be said of their domestic form. It is because they have been focusing entirely on the Champions League and have been rewarded with a last 16 tie against Chelsea.
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has said that Napoli need to repeat the same kind of performance they put in against Manchester City to have any scent of victory against Juventus. Napoli will be facing the League leaders during the week, and it is a match Hamsik is looking forward to very much.
Napoli old-boy Fabio Cannavaro insists that the club should enjoy the Champions League games as a bit of fun, and concentrate on doing well in Serie A.
Its the first season in Napoli's history that they have competed in the Champions League, and the pressure is clearly taking its toll. Whilst coach Mazzari has tried to shuffle his team around after the intense European nights, the Partenopei have nearly always struggled to get results in the game that follows.
Manchester city and Manchester United are chasing the signature of Napoli Star Cavani. Cavani was scouted several times by United chief talent spotter Martin Ferguson during the season.
City coach Attilio Lombardo confirmed their interest in Cavani, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham.
"I hope there can be some negotiations between Napoli and Manchester City, especially as I'd see one of their three forwards would really suit City," Lombardo told reporters.