Liga - Cavani in dark about Atletico switch

Napoli forward Edinson Cavani has played down reports linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid.

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With Radamel Falcao being linked with a move to Manchester City or Chelsea in a £45 million switch, Cavani - who has scored 80 goals for Napoli since joining from Palermo in 2010 - has been earmarked as a possible replacement for the Colombian forward should Atletico sell.

“If Atletico Madrid want to pay his 62 million euro release fee then they can have their say, but there has been no contact and we don’t know if they want to buy him,” said Pierpaolo Triulzi, the player's agent.

“We don’t know what will happen in the future, but the player is very happy where he finds himself right now.

“There have been a lot of offers for him in the past, but Napoli didn’t want to let him go and got him to sign a contract extension instead.”

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