By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are ready to splash the cash to lure Edinson Cavani away from Napoli in the summer transfer window, and are willing to offer the attacker a five-year deal worth €30 million, Goal.com understands.
The Serie A champions are eager to add a high-profile name to their attack ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and have long earmarked the Uruguay international as the ideal candidate.
Napoli are reluctant to release Cavani this summer, but it remains to be seen whether the 25-year-old is willing to remain at San Paolo after the Partenopei missed out on Champions League qualification.
Cavani and his representatives will meet with the Napoli hierarchy in the coming weeks to discuss his plans for the future, and Juventus will closely monitor the developments.
The Bianconeri are ready to include several players in a part-exchange deal in the hopes of convincing Napoli to sell, and they are also optimistic that an annual salary of €6m will be enough to persuade Cavani to make the move from Naples to Turin.
The Uruguayan has developed into a key figure for Napoli since his move from Palermo in the summer of 2010. His contract with the Partenopei runs until June 2016.