Chelsea table new £45M bid for Napoli ace Cavani

Chelsea have made a new bid for Napoli star Edinson Cavani.
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Chelsea have made a new bid for Napoli star Edinson Cavani.

The Mail on Sunday says Chelsea have made a fresh bid of £45million for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani - but are still short of the £52million buy-out clause that the Italian club insist they must meet to sign the 26-year-old striker.

Chelsea have proved reluctant to meet Napoli's asking price for Uruguayan Cavani and the player is understood to be unwilling to commit to a move until Real Madrid have decided whether they want him.

Real Madrid and Chelsea remain the most interested parties, with the west London club hoping that their early moves in the market will encourage the player to join them rather than wait for a possible offer from the Bernabeu.

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