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Napoli Rejects Chelsea Bid for Striker Cavani, Daily Mail Says

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Chelsea will make an improved bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani after having its opening offer rejected yesterday, the Daily Mail said.

The Blues’ offer of 40 million pounds ($62 million) plus goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was on loan at Atletico Madrid last season, was turned down by Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis, who told Chelsea he won’t sell Cavani for less than the 53 million pound release clause in his contract, the Mail said.

Talks between the clubs will continue this weekend and there were indications Chelsea may consider including striker Fernando Torres in a deal, the Mail said. Should the Blues meet the release clause, the fee would surpass the 50 million pounds they paid Liverpool for Torres in 2011

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at bbensch@bloomberg.net

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