De Laurentis: Chelsea Must Pay €100m For Striker

By on July 23, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea have been told they must pay €100m for Edinson Cavani.

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Napoli have told Chelsea it will take a bid of €100m (£78m) to persuade them in to selling star striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan has become one of Europe’s most wanted after another excellent season in Italy, where he scored 33 goals in 47 games, and also put in two impressive display’s against the Blues in the champions league last year.

According to the Daily Mail, Cavani is one of several front-men under consideration as Roberto Di Matteo looks to replace Didier Drogba, who left the club at the end of last season, with the European champions thought to be lining up an offer.

However, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has insisted he’s determined to hang on to the 25-year-old, and it would take a bid of €100m (£78m) to persuade him into selling their star man.

‘Cavani is not for sale, but we could let him go for €100m (£78m),’

‘This is not his actual value, but his value to me and he won’t leave for less.’

de Laurentiis is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

The Mail understand that Chelsea are keen to tie up a deal for Brazilian midfielder Oscar before turning their attention to adding a right back and centre forward to the squad, but it seems as though Cavani is unlikely to be heading to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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8 Comments

  1. Joe

    July 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Why on earth should chelsea pay €100m for a single player? Is he going 2 b scoring an average of 3goals per match? You’re surely a joker mr president! This guy is nt worth more than £30m-he’s just an overrated guy who’s gonna find life in the EPL very tough.

  2. Blue blood

    July 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

    £100m my foot.

  3. Okieez

    July 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Y on earth will chelsea pay such a huge amount on a player like dat……forget it mr president..do u think he will just adapt to d premier league like dat…or do u think he will be scoring 3goals per match…u get to b kidding mr.

  4. Betzil

    July 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    100m wld b used to build a gud team…mr president u must b crazy.u said dats not his actual prize y den did u put it.pls lets go sumwere else

  5. UGO

    July 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Pls buy hulk,willian n ceasar cuz we need dem in out squad 2 revitalize d team. RDM pls make a right choice…

  6. Desiny ehi

    July 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I know is too big he we be lise down we should buy him remmber christain rolanddo was buy out from man. U 100m & he is doing well so good

  7. Desiny ehi

    July 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I we like to see him in chelsea

  8. Desiny ehi

    July 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Pls chelsea owner abranovin let buy dis yong man (cavini) i love him & he is a great player since the money hv come down let buy him let him come to shuo is talet i we be very happy to see cavini in chelsea home up blue

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