Italian club knock back proposal of £42.8 million plus Fernando Torres.
Napoli will fight to get every penny they can before the sell Edinson Cavani according to The Independent.
The Serie A side have reportedly rejected Chelsea’s latest offer for the player of £42.8 million plus Spanish striker Fernando Torres.
It is understood that Napoli have told Chelsea they will only sell Cavani should the full £54 million his minimum fee release clause demands be met, and that they will not consider any deal involving a player in part exchange.
That could put an end to Chelsea’s interest, who reportedly believe the full fee to be an overvaluation for the player.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a new striker but the Portuguese boss believes he has other options available to him and is considering making an offer for AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaaraway as well as for Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony.
Either way, the news is likely to spell the end of Fernando Torres’ Chelsea career, with the player unlikely to be too amused by the news he is being touted around as a potential makeweight in transfer deals.
Ironically, one of his most likely destinations is Napoli, where his former mentor Rafa Benitez is currently charged with drawing up a list of potential replacements in case Cavani does leave.