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Chelsea ‘agree £49.3m deal for Cavani’ as Man United make late move for striker

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Napoli’s official radio station Radio Marte has claimed a £49.3m deal had been struck with Chelsea for striker Edinson Cavani.

In a statement late on Monday evening Radio Marte announced: ‘We have received news in the office from a very reliable source that Napoli have sealed a deal with Chelsea for Cavani’s sale

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

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

‘The player will earn €8.5m per season plus image rights.’

The news broke as Cavani announced he wanted face to face talks with president Aurelio de Laurentiis and reports that Manchester United were considering entering the race.

The Uruguayan striker and his father have indicated that their preference would be to move to Real Madrid. The Spanish club have contacted Napoli but will now have to better Chelsea’s offer should it be confirmed.Manchester United are ready to make a €59 million move for  the Napoli striker. David Moyes wants to sign the Uruguay international as a partner for Robin van Persie.

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