Chelsea Make Official Move For Cavani – Striker To Meet Napoli Over £54m Price-Tag

By on July 2, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea have made an official approach for Edinson Cavani.

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Chelsea have made an official move for Edinson Cavani with the in-demand striker set to hold talks with Napoli to discuss his £54m asking price, according to Sky Sports News.

Cavani has become one of the world’s hottest properties after another excellent season in Italy that saw him score 38 goals in 43 games to help Napoli to a second place finish in Serie A. This red-hot form has seen him catch the attention of some of Europe’s heavy-weights with the report linking him with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG this summer.

City appeared to be the early front-runners but cooled their interest after Napoli refused to negotiate for anything less than the strikers £54m release clause, with the Italians president Aurelio De Laurentiis insisting the Eastlanders were the only club to submit an official bid.

Chelsea are also believed to be reluctant to pay his buy-out fee but Sky Sports News sources have indicated that the Europa League winners have now made an official approach for the Uruguayan hitman, although they fail to disclose the exact figure the Blues are believed to have tabled.

Cavani and his agents are now expected to hold talks with Napoli this week to discuss his price-tag and the 26-year-old made it clear on Sunday after the Confederations Cup defeat to Italy that he wanted his future resolved soon.

“I want to talk as soon as possible with president De Laurentiis.

“We must clear this (situation up) ourselves. I’ll talk with him, as it’s done between men, really soon.

“Right now, I’m at Napoli and I’m very proud to be there. If I leave one day, I’ll be ready to move to a bigger club. We’ll see.” Cavani is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Will Cavani ask for Napoli to let him leave for less than his £54m release clause? Or is he prepared to miss out on a big-money move to remain in Naples? If the Serie A outfit do agree to lower the asking price, you’d expect the likes of City to renew their interest but it’s difficult to know how this is going to work out.

It will certainly be a major coup if Chelsea or City are able to land the prolific South American striker and I would personally love to see him in the Premier League next season. Let’s see how this one develops….

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15 Comments

  1. Yusuff selphew

    July 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Cavani u are wlc?will hv been wating 4 u since transfer windo open,£50m is gud 4 him.

  2. gabby listowell

    July 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    i cant wait to see cavani in chelsea shirt next season…come on blues

  3. Elias

    July 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    chelse don’t buy this guy bc his transfer fee is not reasonable rather buy lewandowsky True blue!!!

  4. Taurai Matuka

    July 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Chelsea must forget about this lad and go for another alternatives lewandowski or rooney

  5. SAAD MUSA

    July 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    WOW This time around premier league no be hear woooo becaus chelsea don provoke they are in thirst of a trophy

  6. pinnacle

    July 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    …awsiki is der alrady de man dat MATA i’m ok.

  7. alomafc

    July 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    He’s comin 2 Chelsea very soon….. Bt £54m is 2 much

  8. casmir chinedu

    July 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    If it’s posible let’s get lewandoski leave cavani i dnt even see him so much big to demanding 54m lets go for ::::doski please

  9. ukason

    July 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Up the blues s s s ,EDISON CAVANI HAS Nw become one of the world best striker so D blues need him to work with Eden hazard but 53 is 2much let,s try with 50 gud luck

  10. Oramu enede

    July 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    So u dy eye rooney na abi

  11. jay francis

    July 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    d figure is high zero. he z worth less dat figure .

  12. i d noble

    July 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    IF MOU KNOW HOW TO USE CARVANI,THERE IS NO PROBLEM,B/CAUSE I DONT WANT ANY FLOP PLAYER LIKE TORRES AT CHELSEA AGAIN.PLS BENTEKE IS THERE,LUKAKU IS THERE,LEWANDOSKI IS THERE,CHELSEA BOARD DONT DISTURB YOURSELF AGAIN TORRES IS A LESSON FOR US.

  13. smithmykel

    July 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    We re tired of all dis speculations of a tin on buyin cavani, is dare nt other players who can perform much better than 63m pounds. Abeg go 4 d right striker. Blues 4 life

  14. nifemi

    July 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Cavani is more preferable than any other stricker’s.

  15. angel uzowuru

    July 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Cavani is the best, i love his style of play, his speed, weight and passion for scoring goals. Pls chelsea board dont miss cavani, mourinho will make use of him well. £50m will be ok, i believe that Napoli will agree to sell.

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