Napoli have begun genuine negotiations to bring Edinson Cavani back from Paris Saint-Germain, claim reports in Italy.
The reunion has long been rumoured, fuelled by statements from the ‘Matador’ and his entourage, as well as President Aurelio De Laurentiis.
According to reporter Carlo Alvino, who was the first to reveal Carlo Ancelotti was in talks to take over from Maurizio Sarri, the first step has now been taken to work out a deal.
Cavani is under contract with PSG until June 2020 and his difficulties co-existing with Neymar could prompt a departure sooner rather than later.
Crucially, the first impressions were positive and the 31-year-old Uruguay international is even prepared to cut his wages in order to help the move go through.
His children still live in Naples and he retains very good memories of the club, where he played from 2010 to 2013, scoring 104 goals in 138 games.
Cavani embraced many old friends at Parc des Princes when the teams met for their Champions League group phase tie, a 2-2 draw, and will be given a great reception at the Stadio San Paolo on November 6.