The deal of Cavani to PSG is set to be completed.
Reports are emerging from Italy that the agent of Napoli striker Edison Cavani has flown to Paris to complete a £55m switch for the Chelsea target to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sportmediaset.
The 26-year-old will sign a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions and stands to make £8.6m a year from the French outfit.
PSG have beaten the likes of the Blues, Real Madrid and Manchester City to securing Cavani’s signature and the news will come as a blow to returning boss at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho.
The 50-year-old has targeted new attacking options at the club as a priority and it looked as if the west London side would snap up the Uruguayan.
However, PSG entered the race at the last minute and have now made their way to the finish line to tie up a colossal fee for Cavani.
The striker has been in superb form for Napoli over the past three seasons, netting 78 Serie A goals in that time and finishing as top-scorer in 2012/13.
Although the Uruguay international has only managed 15 strikes in 50 caps for his country, the striker did score three times in just four appearances at the recent Confederations Cup tournament – including two against Italy in the third-place play-off.
In fact since moving to Naples in 2010 Cavani has managed an impressive total of 104 goals in just 138 appearances for the Serie A runners-up and has gained vital experience in the Champions League.
The transfer of the South American will be the third high profile and big money deal involving attackers from the continent this summer, with Neymar having joined Barcelona for £48.6m and Radamel Falcao swapping Atletico Madrid for AS Monaco in a £53m switch.