The striker has a £53 million buy-out clause, which must be met by interested clubs.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has reiterated that clubs wanting to sign striker Edinson Cavani will have to activate the player’s release clause and hinted that Manchester City could be out of the race to sign the Uruguayan, according to Goal.com.
The striker has been linked with a move away from Napoli this summer with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all interested in signing the Uruguay international.
However, Napoli continue to be firm on the fact that clubs bidding for Cavani will only be successful if they meet the players buy-out fee, thought to be £53 million.
De Laurentiis re-affirmed that fact while also stating the City could be out of the race to sign the striker.
“City said that they can’t pay €63m for Cavani,” De Laurentiis told reporters. “They only can afford Cavani if they sell first.”
“I could accept a part-exchange deal if the players proposed are attached with a figure that represents the actual value of the player”.
De Laurentiis seemed to indicate that City’s proposed player plus cash deal involving Edin Dzeko would not be good enough because the striker is not the player he once was.
Napoli’s president also seemed to confirm Chelsea’s interest in Cavani but also said that he hasn’t received a firm offer from the UEFA Cup winners.