Monday, 18th February, 2013

In-demand Napoli striker Edinson Cavani insists he is staying focused on his job with the Azzurri and will not be distracted by the constant transfer speculation surrounding him.

Napoli recorded a rare 0-0 draw in Serie A yesterday, coming up short against Sampdoria at the San Paulo and as such missing the chance to take full advantage of Juventus’ defeat against Roma on Saturday.

Cavani has been linked with a number of clubs this season, with Arsenal one of the most recent, after the English club’s manager Arsene Wenger admitted a liking for the Uruguayan.

Bids may land for Cavani in the summer, but it is not something he wants to distract him in the present as he looks to power Napoli’s Scudetto charge.

"I’m very calm in this situation, I’m never deluded", he told Sky Italia when asked about his name being linked with so many of Europe’s biggest clubs.


"In football we talk so much, I’m mentioned with several teams.

"I think just of Napoli. The Azzurri placed so much confidence in me paying so much to Palermo in 2010.

"I’m thinking 100 per cent of Napoli. I don’t think about the rest."

The 26-year-old has been in lethal form so far this season, scoring 18 goals in 22 Serie A games, along with notching seven in six Europa League appearances.

His contract with Napoli runs until 2017.

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