Stamford Bridge side line up move for Napoli forward.
EXCLUSIVE: Show me the money! Napoli’s Cavani wants £150k a week to join Chelsea
Edinson Cavani will demand parity with Chelsea’s top earners when he reopens talks with the European champions this week.
The Uruguay striker’s representatives will tell the London club he wants a pay deal worth £150,000 a week, which would put him on a par with John Terry, Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres.
Cavani, who can leave Napoli for £35million, is one of the options being considered by Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo as he looks to fill the gaping hole left by Didier Drogba.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Having forked out nearly £40m on Eden Hazard and Marko Marin and moving closer to signing £25m Brazilian youngster Oscar, Blues owner Roman Abramovich will now sanction a £35m move to sign Uruguayan international Edison Cavani as Chelsea look to beef up their strike-force.
Helpfully the 25 year old is in England as part of Uruguay’s Olympic squad so Chelsea will find it easier to complete talks with the Napoli forward who’s demands for a £150k a week salary may well be met.
Having lost Didier Drogba and with questions over Fernando Torres’s form a move for a new ‘marquee’ signing to improve Chelsea’s firepower does seem on the cards, not least because the West London side have spent some weeks reportedly lining up moves for FC Porto forward Hulk, perhaps Abramovich has now opted to change tack and move for the Serie A hit-man instead.
Cavani has been in astonishingly hot form at Napoli, notching up 66 goals in 94 appearances over the past two seasons form that has failed to secure Champions League football for his Naples side next term, further fueling speculation that the Serie A side may need to sell to balance the books.
The departure of team-mate Ezequiel Lavezzi to PSG will only have increased Cavani’s intention to consider other options.
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