€25m plus Benzema for Cavani?

Real Madrid are reportedly talking to Napoli over the possibility of signing Edinson Cavani in the summer for a player-plus-fee deal.

Uruguayan Cavani is in hot demand at the moment for his continued good form in Serie A, but is valued at his latest buyout clause of €63m.

Meanwhile, President Aurelio De Laurentiis has already named Madrid as unable to afford the 26-year-old at that price.

However, reports in more than one outlet in Italy this week are running the line that the Spanish are in tentative initial negotiations for the striker.

Reports are that Florentino Perez is prepared to offer €25m in cash and hand over Karim Benzema to the Vesuviani. Benzema cost Madrid an initial €35m in the summer of 2009.

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