Blues considering a huge swoop for Uruguayan striker.
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Chelsea are weighing up whether to make a move for Edinson Cavani, according to ESPN, who suggest that the Blues have been quoted a price of £40 million if they wish to sign the centre forward.
The Blues sold Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton for £28m yesterday, whilst rumours continue to link Fernando Torres with a return to Atletico Madrid, which could pave the way for Jose Mourinho to make his move for Cavani.
The Uruguayan enjoyed a successful first season in the French capital after joining from Napoli, as PSG lifted the Ligue 1 title, but was reportedly frustrated by the regularity with which he was shifted out of position to accommodate club icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Whilst the Swede isn’t getting any younger, ESPN suggest that Cavani would be interested in a move away to Stamford Bridge should it become a genuine option – despite Mourinho having signed Diego Costa to play the lone striker role in his 4-2-3-1 formation.
There are potential barriers to any move however, with Chelsea having to comply both with financial fair play rules and also homegrown player quotas, which they could be in breach of without any more departures – potentially Torres or goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Adding Cavani to a squad that has already been bolstered by Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis, however, would top off a fine summer’s work for Chelsea, who should be competing on all fronts next season.