The Spaniard wants to reunite once more with Fernando Torres.
New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez wants to bring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to Italy making a deal for Edison Cavani going the other way all the more likely, according to the Express.
Benitez was the manager who brought Torres to England in 2007, signing the Spaniard from Atletico Madrid for £33.4m in 2007.
The 29-year-old enjoyed unprecedented success at Anfield, scoring 75 goals in four seasons on Merseyside and became idolised in the red half of the city after establishing a sound relationship with club captain Steven Gerrard.
Yet Benitez left the Reds in the summer of 2010 and six months later Torres was sold to Chelsea for £50m – the highest ever fee paid for a player by a British club.
However, since moving to Stamford Bridge the Spain international has struggled to find the form that made him so popular at Liverpool and with Jose Mourinho returning to the club as manager, has been linked with a move away from west London.
Benitez managed the striker for most of the 2012/13 season after taking over at the Blues in an interim role following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo and Torres produced his best ever goal tally for the Blues with 24 goals, including one in the side’s Europa League final win over Benfica.
Yet with Chelsea interested in signing Napoli forward Edison Cavani, the former Liverpool boss may consider a deal being struck up with Torres going the other way.
Cavani is likely to cost Mourinho £53m – his buy-out clause – but with the Spaniard valued at between £20m and £30m that outlay could drop significantly if a swap was negotiated.