La Liga Transfer News — 14 June 2013

Edinson Cavani looks set to sign for Real MadridIn-demand Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is set to snub a move to the Premier League in favour of a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The Uruguayan has long been linked with a move to both Chelsea and Manchester City.


However, Cavani’s father Luis Cavani has told of his son’s desire to move to Madrid. He told Futboleros: “Cavani’s intention is to play for Madrid.

“He is excited about it and is very willing to see it through. He has told the family in private that he wants to join Real Madrid but if he declares it publicly it will annoy Napoli.”


A fee of around £53million has been mooted, as Los Blancos look for a replacement for wantaway striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian is expected to leave Madrid this summer and Real’s hierarchy see Cavani as a perfect replacement.


Cavani is one of the few real prolific strikers in the European game. The 26-year-old fired home 36 goals last season and scored 23 goals in Serie A the previous season. Strikers of his goalscoring ability are rare these days and that is why he is commanding such a big fee.


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking at signing Cavani, as the Portuguese boss looks to strengthen his squad for next season. Mourinho knows Cavani from his time managing Inter and it seems he rates the striker highly.

Manchester City are also interested in signing Cavani. City expects Manuel Pellegrini to be named as their new boss in the immediate future, but the City hierarchy are already hard at it strengthening the squad.


Real Madrid are determined to put up more of a fight for La Liga next season, after arch-rivals Barcelona ran away with this seasons title. The signing of Cavani could just be the start of a massive summer for Los Blancos.

Is Cavani making the right choice moving to Real Madrid?


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