The Premier League big guns hoping to lure Edinson Cavani to English football could be left disappointed after the Napoli striker indicated he is holding out for a dream move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have been heavily linked with one of Europe's most coveted forwards in Cavani, as Napoli grow increasingly likely to cash in on their prized asset, providing his substantial buyout clause is met.
Arsene Wenger named the Uruguayan as someone he would be interested in signing back in January, while Chelsea's interest is likely to have increased as the prospect of missing out on Monaco-bound Radamel Falcao becomes increasingly likely.
City meanwhile are likely to undergo an extensive restructure this summer after relinquishing their Premier League crown to Manchester United. Cavani is thought to be the club's primary target along with Malaga playmaker Isco, with reports suggesting the club are willing to meet the striker's €63 million buyout clause.
Despite the grand ambition of the Premier League trio, Cavani would appear to be more concerned with a move to one of La Liga's big two.
"As a child I dreamed of playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona," Cavani told Marca."But now I am proud to be at Napoli, this is important.
"On my future I cannot say anything, because I still do not know anything.
"I do not get distracted at all when I hear about offers and interest from other teams. I am used to it now. Honestly, I still have a contract and I just think about Napoli."
Cavani's Spanish options may have just halved however, following Barcelona's acquisition of Neymar. The Brazilian superstar has long been one of the most sought after names in Europe, and the Catalan giants have beaten the chasing pack to his signature, after the 21-year-old signed a five year deal with the club on Monday.
While Real Madrid will be desperate to bolster their side with a notable signing after their dismal domestic campaign this season, the club seem intent on making that man Tottenham's Gareth Bale.