Last Updated: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:56
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani says he would find it virtually impossible to say no to Chelsea if they were to come calling for him.
The in-demand Uruguayan has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer but it was Manchester City and not the Blues who were widely thought to be the favourites for his signature.
However, City's pursuit of the forward now appears to be over after they refused to meet the £54m buyout clause in his contract with the Serie A outfit.
Chelsea have stayed quiet on their own interest, but clearly with Roman Abramovich's backing behind them, money wouldn't be an issue.
A bigger problem is Real Madrid's admiration of the player, and a bid from both parties could leave Cavani with some thinking to do as he would be keen on a switch to either club.
Cavani told the Gazzetta dello Sport: "I'm flattered by the interest of certain teams. Who would ever say no to Real Madrid or Chelsea?
"We'll see what happens. There are many rumours but nothing concrete."
Meanwhile, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentis is predicting development on the striker's future when he returns for pre-season training on July 20.
He has also rubbished suggestions that Cavani will sit and wait until after August 10, when his buyout clause expires.
Laurentis told Raido Rai: "I'm confident in him, because I consider him a real man. He won't make me a joke of me.
"Should Cavani want to leave, he will decide it after a long period of reflection. But by 20th July we will probably know everything about his future."
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