Date: 2nd July 2013 at 12:22pm
Written by:

CavaniChelsea have made an approach for Napoli star Edinson Cavani, according to reports today.

This is what Sky sources understand. These particular sources seem a little bit bolder than the ones that said David Moyes will speak to Wayne Rooney about his plans for the player yesterday…somehow this was regarded as headline news.

Anyway, the Uruguay and Napoli forward has been linked with a Serie A exit for a while now with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City deemed to be the most likely destinations for the player.

Napoli previously stated that Manchester City were the only club to make an official approach for the player despite the constant media reports of bids being rejected here and there from other clubs, including the Blues.

City have already baulked at the £54 million price tag (perhaps they do have some sense after all) and Sky also report that Chelsea are ‘also loathe’ to meet what is a ridiculous release fee for a player that won’t have much of a resale value and I’d be surprised if any club would actually meet it. Surely Napoli realise this and if any deal is to happen then compromise must be made.

It’s understood that Cavani’s representatives, obviously worried that his club will spoil his chances, will meet with Napoli officials to discuss exactly that and talks over his asking price will take place this week.

Cavani stressed the urgency of the situation during the recent Confederations Cup and said he wants to speak with the club’s president as soon as he can.

He said:

“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.”

(Sky Sports)

He’s a top player but it would be foolish of Chelsea to be held to ransom by an outfit like Napoli.

Source: Sky Sports