Chelsea and Manchester City have been given further encouragement in the race to sign transfer target Edinson Cavani, as Napoli fans appear to have turned on him.

Both the Blues and Citizens have reported been trying to sign the Uruguay international, though Real Madrid have also been strongly linked with a move.

Things may be sped up now, as Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Napoli fans have been putting up banners telling Cavani to leave Naples as soon as possible.

The report claims the 26-year-old speaking openly about his desire to leave the Stadio San Paolo has not gone down well with the Napoli faithful.

Chelsea and Manchester City could see this development as a positive as they attempt to convince the prolific forward to choose Stamford Bridge or Etihad Stadium.

However, the Premier League duo may be hard pressed to beat Real Madrid in the pursuit of Cavani, as the comments that have so angered Napoli fans are mostly about his dream of joining the Santiago Bernabeu club.

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