"We would be happy if Cavani is still with us and he is aware of the love and the value that he is held in on the team and in the city," said Benitez.
"If he is still with us then of course he will be a key player. And if he does not stay then it is because someone comes to pay his buyout clause or because they have made an irresistible offer and the player says he wants to go.
"Currently he is playing in a competition [the Confederations Cup with Uruguay] and we have to leave him alone.
"There is nothing at all except the desire for him to continue with us."