Edinson Cavani vented his frustration as “anything I say gets misinterpreted,” but there are reports he could renew his Napoli contract.
The striker is currently in Brazil on international duty, where his Uruguay take on Italy today in the Confederations Cup third place play-off.
“At this moment everything is tense in Naples,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport after criticising the media in his Press conference.
“Anything I say gets misinterpreted, so I prefer to stay calm. We’ll see what happens later on. Nobody knows what could happen tomorrow or in a year, so I just carry on with my mentality.”
The transfer speculation has been non-stop over the summer, as Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG all tried to sign him without reaching the €63m buy-out clause.
According to Tuttosport, it could all be in vain, as Cavani is considering an extension on his current contract with Napoli.
The renewal would tie him to the club until 2018 and raise his wages to €7.5m per season.
This report comes just a day after Sport Mediaset claimed Cavani had agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
The Daily Mail also suggest that Chelsea have raised their bid to €52.5m, but it is still well below the €63m asking price.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Coach Rafa Benitez have been adamant there will be no discount on the buy-out clause.
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