Currently residing in Naples is one of Europe's deadliest and most sought after finishers. 

Since Edinson Cavani's transfer to the Partenopei in 2010 his physical attributes, movement and his opportunistic style have seen him develop into a striker capable of producing moments of brilliance. 

His development at Napoli has seen his game flourish with the meritorious goal return of 104 goals in only 138 games. 

Uruguay has been gifted with world-class strikers in recent times with the blessings of Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez justifying the title. 

It is this form and growing reputation that has seen Cavani been chased by the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid. 

However the only thing blocking a move is Napoli's extroverted chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis who refuses to be bullied into accepting any bids that don't meet the striker's buyout clause of €63 million. 

With the player under contract until 2017 the owner possesses all the leverage in any potential deal.

This stance is beginning to frustrate the interested clubs who are unwilling to place a bid in the region of that required and with no interest in a cash plus player deal it isn't unimaginable that Cavani remains in Italy beyond this summer.

Falcao's unexpected move to A.S Monaco could see a club in need of a top quality forward pressurised into meeting the high demands being asked. 

This is a risky strategy Napoli risk playing as it looks as if it could damage relations with the player thus unsettling him in the process and this scenario could see Edinson Cavani attempting to force a transfer away from the team. 

Could Napoli's stubbornness scupper the chances of a deal being reached this summer? 


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