Napoli's star striker Edinson Cavani is in talks with Real Madrid and Manchester City , according to his mother.
The Uruguay international is one of the most sought-after forwards in the world and is also thought to be wanted by Chelsea . But it would appear Real and City are leading the race for Cavani as they aim to activate his reported €53million buyout clause.
"Edi is dealing with Real Madrid and City," said Cavani's mother, Berta Gomez, in a radio interview in Montevideo, Uruguay.
She added: "In two or three weeks, we will know their fate and be able to say more. In any case, I assure you Edinson loves Naples and, if he goes, he will never forget the love and affection of the people."
The Uruguay international is among the most sought-after frontmen in European football - having taken in productive spells in Serie A with Palermo and Napoli. He has become accustomed to fending off endless rounds of gossip, with each passing window bringing fresh reports of big-money bids.
Cavani insists he is paying no attention to the latest rumours, with his focus locked on events at Napoli until told otherwise. He told Ovacion Digital : "Real Madrid, Chelsea and (Manchester) City are interested in me? I just think about Napoli.
"If an important offer were to come in, I will talk with president (Aurelio) De Laurentiis. I'm fine in Italy, I have grown as a man there and as a player with the Serie A experience."