Napoli striker ready to reject Real Madrid and PSG to make Stamford Bridge move.
Edinson Cavani has his heart set on a move to Chelsea, according to a source close to the Napoli striker.
Real Madrid and PSG are both in competition with the Blues for the hit-man, with Cavani’s agent reported to be in talks with the Ligue 1 club over a £54m move.
Cavani has been on international duty at the Confederations Cup in Brazil and after helping Uruguay to the semi-finals with three goals, is now seeking urgent talks with Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, who is determined to recoup the entirely of the forward’s £54m buy-out clause.
Despite interest from Real and Paris, the 26-year-old is thought to favour a move to Stamford Bridge, with the allure of working with Blues head-coach Jose Mourinho understood to be a crucial factor in the forward’s decision.
“Although Edinson loves Real Madrid, he feels that his style would fit the Premier League much better, and Chelsea are the only chance he has of playing there,” a source reportedly close to Cavani told Goal.com.
“Edinson has already instructed Napoli that he wants to leave and is hopeful that his situation can be resolved as soon as possible.”
Cavani has previously admitted it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Real and, according to De Laurentiis, the La Liga giants have joined PSG in making a formal offer for the Uruguay international, who scored 29 Serie A goals last term.
Chelsea, meanwhile, remain unwilling to meet Cavani’s buy-out clause, despite his interest in moving to west London, and Napoli rejected the Blues’ offer of £34m plus Spain international Fernando Torres.