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Chelsea transfer news: Massive Cavani wage link
21st June 2013 11:00am BST
Chelsea could be set to snatch Edinson Cavani from under the noses of Real Madrid with a mega contract offer that will blow the Spanish side's interest out of the water.
Napoli striker Cavani is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup with Uruguay, who will progress to the semi-finals of the competition if they manage to beat tournament whipping boys Tahiti.
With the player likely to be tied up in Brazil for at least another week, any future deal will only be finalised on his return from South America.
Last season's Serie A top-scorer has been coy on reports linking him to a potential summer transfer move to either Chelsea or Real Madrid.
In recent weeks Cavani has spoken of both clubs in increasingly flattering terms, recently describing Madrid as “a beautiful club”, after declaring he would love to play under new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
However SportsDirect News has learned that Chelsea could be set to steal a march on their European rivals Madrid by tabling the Uruguayan a huge salary offer that he simply won't be able to refuse – even if he is on the other side of the globe.
With Madrid negotiators said to be unwilling to put forward a solid offer for Cavani before they secure the future of top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea may look to turn the situation to their advantage and sanction an enormous wage package to lure the Uruguayan hitman to Stamford Bridge.
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