Chelsea transfers: Blues ‘agree Edinson Cavani deal with Napoli’

Chelsea transfers: Edinson Cavani could be heading to Stamford Bridge after Napoli radio station announces a deal has been agreed

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Edinson Cavani has scored 104 goals for Napoli Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea have agreed a £49.3m deal with Napoli to sign Edinson Cavani, according to the Italian club’s official radio station.

The 26-year-old Uruguay international, who is also a target for Real Madrid and Manchester City, has long been linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

And it appears that the forward is now all set for a move to west London following months of speculation over his future.

A statement late on Monday evening on 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.

“Rafael Benítez also gave the all-clear, but before making the move official Napoli want to secure the striker who will replace Il Matador.

“[Napoli president] 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.”

Cavani, who has 49 caps for Uruguay, scored 29 goals in 35 Serie A appearances last season.

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