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Napoli Reveals Chelsea Interest in Cavani
Guardian, June 7th, 2013 12:18PM

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In a radio interview, Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed that Chelsea is pursuing Edinson Cavani, but the Napoli President didn’t sound too concerned about potentially losing his club’s prized possession. "Chelsea are interested in Cavani and they will call me soon," he told Napoli's official radio station, Radio Marte, from Los Angeles on Friday. "I'm very happy that his brother has said that he will stay, but if he did decide to go to Chelsea we would take time out to think and replace him with people worthy of replacing him."

Cavani was the top scorer in Serie A last season with 29 goals in 34 games, leading Napoli to second-place. The Uruguayan is already the club’s third-highest scorer of all-time after just three seasons with 104 goals, 11 shy of Diego Maradona, who scored 115 in seven seasons.

During the interview, De Laurentiis, a film mogul, revealed that he had approached AS Roma with a $53 million offer for midfielder Marquinhos and winger Erik Lamela. "They wanted to sell me the services of [striker Pablo] Osvaldo at all costs, but, seeing that for now we have Edinson Cavani, we don't need him,” he said. “This all happened before [coach Rafael] Benítez signed and I thought I'd done good business for two young players. Then, however, I began to wonder if they were really worth that amount of money."

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