Arsenal & Chelsea target says £54m shouldn’t put them off

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Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal target Edinson Cavani has insisted his huge buyout clause should not put off possible suitors.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Uruguayan said the likes of Arsene Wenger, Roman Abramovich and Roberto Mancini must be prepared to pay big money if they truly believe he can be a success with them.

Cavani has long been linked with a move away from Napoli to many clubs around Europe, not just Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, but the Serie A side have said they will accept nothing lower than the £54million clause in his contract.

“If a club has a clear project and they want to focus on me, they can't be frightened in front of this figure,” he said.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recently admitted he may need to add another striker to the ranks at Emirates Stadium and was linked with a possible bid for Cavani earlier in Janaury.

Mancini is reportedly a keen admirer of the 25-year-old striker and the sale of Mario Balotelli to AC Milan has left space for another senior striker to join Manchester City.

Chelsea were also credited with an interest in him but they have already signed Demba Ba in the January transfer window.

However, Fernando Torres’ form continues to worry Blues fans and a summer bid could well be considered.

Cavani insited he was happy at Napoli and would not push for a move, though he conceded he would listen to any offer that came in and would allow Napoli to decide his future.

"For now, I'm not thinking about [my future]. Then it will be up to the club to take into consideration what should be done,” he added.

“I am happy here, Napoli have given me a lot and I am trying to repay them. We'll talk about it.”

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