A report in Italy has it that Chelsea have beaten Manchester City and Real Madrid to the signing of Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguayan has been increasingly linked with a departure from the Stadio San Paolo this summer, with the trio of clubs said to be leading the way.
Whilst Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis commented that only Madrid have officially come in for the 26-year-old, a report in the peninsula suggests a deal with Chelsea has already been reached.
“We have received news in the office from a very reliable source that Napoli have sealed a deal with Chelsea for Cavani’s sale,” reported Radio Marte this week.
“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.”