Manchester City and Chelsea have been dashed in their attempts to sign Napoli hit-man Edinson Cavani after the club’s Sporting Director dismissed the possibility of the Uruguayan leaving for any price. The striker has been one of the hottest prospects in Europe over the last few years owing to his incredible form at Napoli, whom he helped qualify into the Champions League last season. Chelsea and City have been one of the many clubs tracking the £30m rated center-forward, who still has four years left in his current contract, thus leaving Napoli in a very strong position.
The Sporting Director, Riccardo Bigon was quoted in The Sun saying: “I can confirm that Cavani is not for sale at any price. The president has made it clear to everybody how he feels about a transfer. And Edi, too, has been very clear about his intention to stay at Napoli. We don’t have any meetings scheduled to discuss his future. There’s no need to talk about it. We have a very close relation with Edinson.”
Chelsea are on the lookout for a classic centre-forward following Didier Drogba’s departure and the 25 year old fits every bill and the Blues even got a first-hand look at his talents during the Champions League tie against Napoli last year. But Roman Abramovich might ultimately have to raise the white flag in this particular pursuit.