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Napoli's Uruguayan striker is a target for the Premier League's two richest clubs, but Al Hain-Cole expects him to turn them down in favour of a move to the Spanish capital

After three seasons and over 100 goals, Edinson Cavani seems set to leave Napoli this summer, prompting a transfer scramble among Europe’s biggest clubs.

The Uruguay international is currently playing alongside Luis Suarez at the Confederations Cup, and apparently shares his strike partner’s dream of playing for Real Madrid, who are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with Bet Victor to seal his signature.

Edinson Cavani next club

Odds from Bet Victor
Real Madrid 11/10
Chelsea 7/4
Manchester City 5/2
PSG/Barcelona/Bayern Munich 40/1
Arsenal/Manchester United 50/1
With Gonzalo Higuain seemingly on his way out of the Bernabeu, it must be only a matter of time before los Blancos offer the requisite €60 million to bring the Napoli striker to Spain, particularly after rivals Barcelona splashed out on Neymar, and it is worth getting in on those odds now before they drop any lower.

Madrid’s main competitors are to be found in the Premier League, where their former manager Jose Mourinho is available at 7/4 (2.75) to lure the 26-year-old to Chelsea, after already seeing a player-plus-cash bid involving Fernando Torres turned down.

Manchester City’s comparable offer of Edin Dzeko plus €29 million was met with a similar lack of enthusiasm by Aurelio De Laurentiis, and Manuel Pellegrini may have a difficult task on his hands if he is to convince both chairman and player to shun other offers for a move to the Etihad Stadium, at odds of 5/2 (3.50).

Considering the Partenopei’s hefty asking price, it is no surprise to see moneybags Paris Saint Germain in the running, but odds of 40/1 (41.00) suggest that Monaco’s Radamel Falcao will remain French football’s highest profile attacking acquisition this summer.

That same 40/1 (41.00) price is also available on Cavani moving to either Barcelona or Bayern Munich, but having signed Neymar and Mario Gotze in big money moves respectively, neither club have shown much interest in the Uruguayan.

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Manchester United are both on offer at 50/1 (51.00) to gazump their Premier League rivals by completing a shock move for the Napoli man.

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Edinson Cavani to join Real Madrid before September 1 2013 at 11/10 (2.10) with Bet Victor

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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