Ace Cavani happy in Naples

The Uruguayan striker joined Napoli from Palermo 12 months ago and

scored 26 goals in Serie A to help fire them to Champions League

qualification. He also signed a contract extension in May to keep

him in Naples until 2016, while club president Aurelio De

Laurentiis has slapped a £90million price tag on his head.

Reports have nevertheless continued to link Cavani with a move

elsewhere, and City manager Roberto Mancini again declared his

admiration for the 24-year-old over the weekend. Cavani maintains,

however, that he is enjoying life with Napoli and is looking

forward to spending another year at the San Paolo. “I’m very happy

with everything that Naples and its people have given me, and

that’s why we’ll be there again next year,” he told

Questioned on whether he had noticed that Manchester City wear sky

blue, the same colour as both Uruguay and Napoli, Cavani said:

“That’s true. I’m a believer and all these things do seem like

messages. “They’re just coincidences though.” Cavani admits he was

surprised as well as delighted to enjoy such a successful first

season with Napoli. He explained: “You always try to finish a year

or a season off in the best way possible because you never know

what’s around the corner. “I didn’t expect things to work out so

quickly but for some reason they did. At the end of the day I think

it all came about because I worked hard and stuck at it.”