Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster doesn't want to lose Fabio Cannavaro next season.

The Italian veteran has intimated he wants to return to Napoli, but AS says Schuster has told Real directors: "Cannavaro is a key man for me. His contract is ending and you have to renew it for another year.

"I do not want to lose him because he is essential for our defence.

"I want him here next season."