Cavani stays loyal to Napoli

South American would consider Premier League move in future

Edison Cavani: Has pledged loyalty to Napoli amid Premier League talk

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Reported Premier League target Edison Cavani has cooled talk of a summer move by reaffirming his commitment to Napoli.

The Uruguay international, currently representing his country at the London Olympics, is thought to be on the radar of Manchester City and Chelsea, while a host of other European heavyweights are also keen.

But while Cavani has not ruled out a future English move, for now he has pledged his loyalty to the Partenopei.

Cavani told Il Mattino: "The big English clubs want me? I answer: Forza Napoli! (Power Napoli!)

"But it is said that English football is art, why not think about it one day if there is that possibility?"

Speculation linking Cavani with a Premier League move was fuelled this week after the striker's wife was mugged in Naples.

However, the South American says her attacker was not a Napoli supporter, adding: "But it was not a football fan. It is not one of those Neapolitans who, in recent years, have shown me such great affection."