Uruguayan will not leave for less than €63m buy-out clause fee.
Napoli are set to turn down a €55m bid from Chelsea for star striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports in the Italian media.
The Uruguayan international’s future has dominated headlines over the past fortnight, with interest from both Chelsea and Manchester City.
Club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has previously revealed he sent sporting director Riccardo Bigon to Manchester to negotiate with City, while earlier this week he admitted that talks were being held with Chelsea.
However, since the speculation began, the Italian has been clear in his approach over the striker’s future, stating that he will not leave for less than his buy-out fee of €63m.
The 26-year-old signed a new deal with the club last summer, and De Laurentiis included the clause in order to protect his most prized asset from leaving for less than the club value him to be worth.
There have also been rumours of player exchanges, with Fernando Torres suggested as a part of the deal, but according to Tuttosport as reported by football-italia.net, it appears that Napoli will reject the latest cash offer.
Real Madrid have also been linked with the former Palermo marksman, with Cavani himself revealing that he would love to play in Spain at some stage in his career.
However, both Napoli and their striker have suggested that he could remain in Naples next season, but should an offer meeting the club’s price-tag arrive, then they will undoubtedly have to begin discussions.