Napoli are keen to sign the Brazil international and, after relegation last season soured his Premiership ambitions, he fancies a move to Italy
He was Arsenal's No 1 target but now they switch to Tim Krul.
Cesar enjoyed a successful spell in Italy with Inter Milan between 2005-12 and new Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is keen to lure him back to Serie A.
It appears Napoli are set to win the race for his signature.
The player's agent, Josias Cardoso, has admitted Napoli and Arsenal have shown the most concrete interest in Cesar and that only a few details need to be resolved to see the keeper move to the San Paolo.
"It's not all done yet, there are many possibilities (he goes to Napoli), but there are some details to be resolved between the player and Napoli," Cardoso told calciomercato.it.
"When will the signature arrive? I don't know, it could be today, or in a few days.
"The only two concrete tracks are Arsenal and Napoli."
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Only 5% Wanted Pardew - What's The Percentage Now? PLEASE VOTE
Mike Ashley stunned us all ... and I mean ALL ... when he sacked Chris Hughton and brought in Alan Pardew.
Apparently, Ashley knows Pardew from a London casino the pair used to visit, and the former West Ham boss talked his way into the job.
At the time the appointment was made, ourselves (NU-MAD) and the Chronicle held a poll to ask the Newcastle fans if they were happy with the new manager.
Both polls showed only 5% of Toon fans were happy, and if the truth was known, I'd say 3% of those were Mackems gatecrashing the voting!
So ... with Pardew two and half years into the job ... has he turned the voting around? Has he won you over?
We were still in the relegation dog-fight until Swansea won at Wigan a week before the season ended, and there was growing concern after heavy home defeats to Sunderland and Liverpool.
Pardew gave his excuses, saying his squad was "wafer thin and too small to tackle a long season".
Yet on Thursday - having lost Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, James Perch and Dan Gosling on the way to Crystal Palace (FOUR PLAYERS LESS) he said: "I'm not too concerned because we have a big squad".
Confused? We certainly were.
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Is he the man for the job ... or not?
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