Real Madrid Step Up Interest In Edinson Cavani

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Real Madrid are set to enter the race to sign Napoli striker Edison Cavani according the Daily Mail.

Cavani is one of Europe’s most wanted players this transfer window, with Manchester City and Chelsea also interest in signing the Uruguay international.

It is understood that the Spanish club held talks with Cavani’s representatives yesterday and Madrid is the striker’s preferred destination.

Chelsea have had two offers for Cavani rejected, one thought to be £40 million and another a cash plus goalkeeper Thibault Courtois deal.

Manchester City are also in the race to sign Cavani and had been hoping to use Edin Dzeko as part of the deal but that is now not possible.

Napoli have said that clubs hoping to sign Cavani will have to pay £53 million, the strikers minimum fee release clause.

If a club activates that, Napoli have no choice but to accept the offer.

Cavani is known to favour a move to La Liga over the Premier League so with Madrid entering the race to sign Cavani, both City and Chelsea may end up disappointed.

The striker is thought to be both English clubs top target this summer and they will have to look elsewhere if Madrid are successful in their bid.

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