The president of the Serie A side, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is open to the return of the San Paolo idol but has laid out a couple of demands that PSG may not like.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has not ruled out taking advantage of the current situation at PSG to rekindle an old flame, but neither will the film mogul be going cap in hand to the Parc des Princes to secure the services of former San Paolo favourite Edinson Cavani.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, De Laurentiis said the door would always be open for Cavani to return but on a couple of conditions: “If he is bored in Paris and is happy to earn less, we’ll welcome him back with open arms. If at the end of the season [Carlo] Ancelotti wants to sign him, PSG can avoid paying his wages for a year if they loan him to us for free or for a nominal fee and if he agrees to a salary of six or seven million euros a year,” the Napoli president said of the Uruguay international, who moved to Paris in 2013 for a fee of 65 million euros.
Cavani Ligue 1's second-highest paid player behind Neymar
Cavani is under contract at the Parc des Princes until June 2020, when he will be 33 years old, and currently earns a salary of 18.5 million euros a season. A study by L’Équipe last February found that Cavani was the second-highest paid player in Ligue 1, behind his PSG teammate Neymar, with whom he enjoys a rather fractious relationship according to reports.
So far this season, Cavani has scored eight times in eight Ligue 1 appearances and once in the Champions League with three assists across both competitions.