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Cavani Avoids Deadline Headlines

Edinson Cavani will not be making any transfer deadline day headlines, even though he has been linked to Chelsea and Manchester City in the past.

The Uruguayan international striker says he is happy at Napoli for now, where he is spearheading their challenge for the Scudetto.

However, the lank-haired Partenopei pin-up has left the door open to an big-money transfer in the future.

Arsenal and Juventus are reportedly also keen on Cavani, and Napoli have inserted a wince-inducing £54million buyout clause in his contract to deter them.

But Cavani has told Gazzetta dello Sport that the buyout fee is not cast in stone, and should not deter clubs from bidding for him in the future.

"If a club has a clear project and they want to focus on me, they can't be frightened in front of this figure," he said.

"For now, I'm not thinking about [my future]," he added. "Then it will be up to the club to take into consideration what should be done..."

Rather than fixate on the future, Cavani insists that his mind is focused on Napoli’s Serie A challenge.

They are just three points behind Juve in second place, and Cavani is confident Napoli have the ability to taste league glory this season.

"We have a big chance [to win the title] and we cannot ignore that," he said. "The numbers show that the Scudetto is within our reach.

"We can go all the way and we will do our utmost to make it happen. Even more so than Juventus, we are very hungry for success, just like they were last term.

"We are incredibly motivated. The team is focused on the task at hand and we want to make this dream come true. We are showing that we have the determination to win the title.

"It all depends on ourselves now. We will have to realise that nothing is impossible for us."

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