Napoli striker Edinson Cavani wants to leave the Serie A outfit this summer, according to the player's mother.

The Uruguay international, who has 31 goals from 38 appearances for the Italians in all competitions this season, remains heavily linked with a host of top European clubs, including long-time admirers Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Edinson Cavani

Cavani's mother, Berta Gomez, has stated the 26-year-old is looking for a new challenge but she also said she was trying to convince him to stay in Naples for some more time, since he is a fan favourite.

"He told me he wants to go elsewhere and to leave Napoli, but also that one day he'd love to return to Napoli. Edi doesn't know what will happen yet," Gomez said.

"Naples is a city that lives for football. The affection of the people is marvellous and I have always told my son: 'you can go anywhere, but nobody will love you like they do at Napoli'," she added.

Cavani, who holds a £60m price tag, recently admitted that although he was happy at Napoli, he would listen to offers when the transfer window opened.

"I'm fine in Naples, but in football there are lots of things to consider. I can only say that I will give my all in this shirt until the last day I wear it," the striker pointed out.

Both Roberto Mancini and Arsene Wenger have previously expressed their interest in Cavani, while Chelsea and Madrid also remain heavily linked to the Uruguayan.

Pantilimon Keen on Fiorentina Move

Costel Pantilimon

Meanwhile, in other news linking the Premier League champions and Serie A, City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon's agent has revealed his client would love to play for Fiorentina.

The highly-rated Romania international has struggled for first-team opportunities since arriving at the Etihad in 2011, with England No 1 Joe Hart remaining Mancini's preferred choice. However, Pantilimon has impressed during City's run to the FA Cup final, conceding just one goal in five matches.

"We haven't talked to Manchester City about his future yet. There are six weeks to go until the end of the season and we'll discuss it after that. One thing is for sure: Costel would love to play in Italy with a club like Fiorentina," said the 26-year-old's representative, Ion Timofte.

"At the moment we have not had direct contact with Fiorentina, but the Viola represent a wonderful side. Serie A is also naturally interesting for any professional football player," the agent added.