Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid hunt down Edinson Cavani

It is patently clear that Edinson Cavani will be leaving Napoli in the next few weeks, although it remains to be seen whether the forward will be heading to Spain or England this summer.

Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid hunt down Edinson Cavani

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Andy

June 13th, 2013

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Cavani is one of the hottest properties in the world, having scored 78 goals in 104 games for the Naples club since 2010 and the 26-year-old is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City.

However, it has emerged that Real Madrid also want to sign the Uruguayan who will be representing his country at the forthcoming Confederations Cup.

It appears that Real have spoken with the player’s agent, with Cavani apparently also open to the prospect of playing under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea or indeed linking up with Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.

Cavani has a buy-out clause of £53.6m and it might be the case that Real are prepared to raise those funds to secure the player, with the two English suitors instead looking at part-exchange deals involving squad players they are happy to release to Napoli.

The bookmakers expect Chelsea to succeed in landing the player’s signature at this moment in time despite Real Madrid’s interest, with Mourinho looking to reshape the Blues squad ahead of the new campaign.

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