There have been reports claiming that the Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is close to signing a new deal with the club that will see the release clause in his contract rise to € 60 million.

The Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is one of the most wanted players in world football after clubs like Manchester city and Chelsea have been after him. However, Napoli have been able to resist the chances of the Premier league and the Spanish clubs. Edinson Cavani was one of the main reasons for the club doing well in the Champions League last season.

Even though they are not in the European competition this time around, it has not prevented Napoli from being able to sign the star striker on a long-term deal. It has been rumoured that Napoli were willing to double the wages of the striker. As result of this new deal, it is highly unlikely that Napoli will be seeing the back of Cavani in this transfer window. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the striker especially after having lost Didier Drogba in the summer. The Premier league club only have Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres as the two strikers.

Even though they have also been interested in a number of other strikers, Cavani was thought to be at the top of the list. Napoli were demanding around £ 35 million for the striker, but Chelsea were not looking to pay more than £ 28 million. As a result of not matching the transfer fee, the Premier league club were unable to sign the striker. Even Manchester city with all their financial muscle were unable to afford the striker and his extraordinary wages. "We want a striker in the style of Edinson Cavani or [Fernando] Llorente, who are our primary targets along with Edin Dzeko," said a Juventus official last week.