Edinson Cavani planning talks with Napoli over asking price.
Chelsea target Edinson Cavani says the buy-out clause in his contract is too high and wants to discuss the situation with Napoli.
The Uruguayan reportedly has a release clause of close to £54m and, while his main suitors Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid would have few problems meeting the figure, all three are keen to reach a compromise with the Serie A outfit.
Reports on Tuesday suggested the Blues had finally agreed a fee with Napoli, while British tabloid the Daily Mirror believe that Manchester United are ready to enter the bidding for the 26-year-old.
Cavani has insisted he wants to leave Napoli on good terms but says he is planning to hold talks with the club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis in an effort to push through a deal.
The striker, who is currently away at the Confederations Cup, told Spanish daily Marca: “I don’t think I’m worth €63m. I will talk to De Laurentiis about it. I owe a lot to Napoli and I want to leave through the front door if I move on.
“I am feeling very good at Napoli, but it all depends on the club. We will have to wait and see what options I have. What I want to do is sit down face to face with the club president and decide my future together.
“Real are one of the best clubs in the world, but there is no deal yet. When you’re a kid, you dream about playing at a team like Madrid or Barcelona, but right now I’m at Napoli and I’m very proud to be there.
“If I leave one day, I’ll be ready to move to a bigger club. We’ll see.”