There are reports on Napoli’s official radio station that a €58m deal for Edinson Cavani has been reached with Chelsea.
Radio Marte, who are the official radio station of Napoli football club, made the statement late on Monday evening.
“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.”
It would appear that Chelsea have beaten Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain to the Uruguay’s signature.
Cavani was top scorer in Serie A this season with 29 goals.