Blues and Real Madrid target demanding huge wages to leave Serie A outfit.
Chelsea target Edinson Cavani will demand £300,000-a-week to leave Napoli, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Blues are locked in a fierce battle with Real Madrid for the Uruguay international, with Manchester United also said to be monitoring the situation.
The 26-year-old’s reported wage demands mean he will cost a staggering £160m over five years and, although the striker wants the fixed-fee set into his contract, he is risking pricing himself out a move from Naples.
Cavani scored 29 Serie A goals in just 34 appearances last season and has a buy-out clause in the region of £53m.
The former Palermo forward, who is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup, has claimed he is not worth such a hefty fee, making his reported wage demands even more surprising.
Despite strong interest from Stamford Bridge, Cavani has confessed it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Real Madrid.
“Real is one of the best clubs in the world, but there is no deal yet,” Cavani told Madrid-based ‘paper Marca.
“When we’re kids, we dream about playing at a team like Madrid or Barça, 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.”