The Uruguay international is also a target for Manchester City after notching 102 goals in 124 matches for the club in all competitions over three seasons, but Goal exclusively revealed a player-plus-cash deal involving Edin Dzeko has stalled.
|5/4||Edinson Cavani is 5/4 with BetVictor to join Chelsea as his next club
The Italian told Radio Marte: "Chelsea want Cavani. 'Blues' will call me in the next hours about it..."
"If Edinson stays in Napoli I will be happy. If he goes, we'll replace him using the €63 million [£53.5m] from his sale."
De Laurentiis also confirmed that Napoli made an approach for Andre Villas-Boas, which Goal revealed on Saturday was thwarted by the Tottenham boss' £10 million buy-out clause, before appointing Rafael Benitez.
"I contacted Villas-Boas, but he had to go in the USA on tour, so I spoke with Rafa Benitez and he convinced me to choose him immediately."