Napoli striker to snub Stamford Bridge switch in favour of Ligue 1 giants.
“Only a catastrophe” will prevent Napoli striker Edinson Cavani from joining PSG, reports French daily L’Equipe.
The newspaper claims the Ligue 1 giants have agreed a deal worth €63m (£54m) plus bonuses to sign the Uruguayan, who is still set to agree personal terms at the Parc des Princes.
The news will come as a huge blow to Chelsea, who have reportedly been tracking Cavani for some time.
Real Madrid and Manchester City were also thought to be interested in the former Palermo hit-man but Qatari-backed PSG are now set to boast one of the deadliest strike-forces in Europe, with Cavani likely to partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front next season.
The Uruguay international was thought to favour a move to Stamford Bridge after admitting his admiration for Blues boss Jose Mourinho but the west London outfit refused to meet the striker’s staggering release release.
Cavani scored a 29 league goals for Napoli last season and will become the second player from the Stadio San Paolo to move to Paris is as many seasons, after Ezequiel Lavezzi joined the Parisiens last summer.
The 26-year-old joins Radamel Falcao in having snubbed the La Liga and the Premier League in order to move to France, as Ligue 1’s superclubs, Monaco and PSG, continue to strengthen.