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Chelsea's ambitious move for Napoli's Edinson Cavani is all but over after the Uruguayan striker reiterated his desire to stay in Naples. The Blues have been behind the 25 year old for a while now, marking him out as the perfect replacement for the departed Didier Drogba. But things never got beyond pure interest as Napoli's high asking price combined with Cavani's contract till 2016 proved to be huge stumbling blocks. Aurelio De Laurentiis, the outspoken president of Napoi recently placed a whopping â‚¬100m price tag on the striker to effectively keep him away from the suitors.
Speaking to the Italian daily Il Mattino, Cavani said this after he was asked about his immediate future in the face of growing interest from outside: "Forza Napol!". Although he didn't rule out a possible move in the future as he added: "But it is said that English football is art, why not think about it one day if there is that possibility?"
Chelsea weren't the only ones following the South American as his return of 66 goals from the last two seasons have made him one of the most feared center forwards in Europe. Man City and Juventus had briefly declared their interest, but like Chelsea they were turned off by the transfer fee.
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