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Chelsea Agree £49.3m Fee For Edinson Cavani According To Napoli’s Official Radio Station

By Chris Wright

Italy Soccer Serie A

“There is no Dana, only Zuul!”

Napoli’s official club radio station, Radio Marte, have announced that Chelsea have got their noses out in front in the race for Edinson Cavani’s signature after becoming the first club to agree a fee with president Aurelio De Laurentiis for the Uruguayan forward.

According to Radio Marte, Chelsea have agreed a €58million/£49.3 million fee for Cavani, slightly less than his buy-out clause which stands at £53million.

The station announced earlier today:

“We have received news in the office from a very reliable source that Napoli have sealed a deal with Chelsea for Cavani’s sale.

“(Manager) Rafa Benitez also gave the all-clear, but before making the move official Napoli want to secure the striker who will replace Il Matador.

“(Napoli president) Aurelio De Laurentiis’ club will pick up around €58 million, a slight discount on the buy-out clause, which is the same situation as Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG last year.

“The player will earn €8.5 million (£7.2 million) per season plus image rights.”

That’s roughly £140,000-a-week for those struggling with the maths.

Even though Chelsea may have made the first move, the Cavani hunt is far from over, with Real Madrid (the player’s preferred destination if you believe his father), Manchester City and now Manchester United all believed to still be sniffing around and willing to fluff the requisite £50million.

Indeed, for what it’s worth, Cavani’s agent Claudio Anellucci has apparently scotched the reports of an agreement between Napoli and Chelsea this morning, telling Tuttomercatoweb that “there is nothing closed with Chelsea.”

Stay tuned.

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By Chris on June 25th, 2013 in Chelsea, Newsnow, Serie A, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 Responses to “Chelsea Agree £49.3m Fee For Edinson Cavani According To Napoli’s Official Radio Station”

  1. tim says:

    eugh i really hope he doesn’t come to chelsea..biggest damp squib at the confederations seems temperamental exactly what chelsea don’t need upfront

  2. TravisKOP says:

    Hes a great player but near 50mil? that is WAY overpriced for a man that has little proven himself outside the serie A. If hes worth that Suarez should be at least 10mil more than him. Always kind of saw him as the same overhype that came with guys with the likes of hulk.

  3. TravisKOP says:

    Then again hes got a far cooler head than suarez . . . but more quality? not a chance!

  4. Terry Shedingham says:

    Modern football can go fuck itself.

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