Radio Marte, who are the official radio station of Napoli football club, made the statement late on Monday evening.
“We have received news in the office from a very reliable source that Napoli have sealed a deal with Chelsea for Cavani’s sale.
“Rafa Benitez also gave the all-clear, but before making the move official Napoli want to secure the striker who will replace Il Matador.
“Aurelio De Laurentiis’ club will pick up around €58m, a slight discount on the buy-out clause, which is the same situation as Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG last year.
“The player will earn €8.5m per season plus image rights.”
It would appear that Chelsea have beaten Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain to the Uruguay’s signature.
Cavani was top scorer in Serie A this season with 29 goals.
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