Stamford Bridge side set sights on Uruguayan hit-man.
Chelsea are ready to cash-in on Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku to help finance a big money offer for PSG striker Edinson Cavani according to the Sunday Mirror.
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Blues boss Jose Mourinho saw fit to loan out 20 year old striker Lukaku to Everton and has watched as the powerful forward has grown in stature at the Merseyside club but that doesn’t appear to have changed the Portuguese manager’s stance on the youngster.
Now Mourinho will look to make around £23m from the potential sale of Lukaku which he will then use to part fund a move in excess of £50m for 26 year old Uruguayan Cavani, who is unsettled and unhappy with life at the Parc des Princes, believing the French top tier to not be a competitive enough forum for his talents.
Lukaku bagged 17 Premier League goals for West Brom last season and has scored nine in 17 starts at Everton, more than any Chelsea striker has managed this season, but still Mourinho doesn’t appear to rate the former Anderlecht man and by all accounts Arsenal, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are all willing to meet the West London club’s asking price.
Cavani may be unimpressed with life in the French league but this hasn’t affected his goal-scoring prowess with the former Napoli man scoring 20 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions.
The addition of the PSG man would certainly improve the Chelsea attack and it seems likely that Samuel Eto’o will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer when his one year deal comes to an end and there must be question marks over Fernando Torres’s future at the club as he continues to fail to come anywhere close to justifying he British transfer record fee paid to Liverpool for his services.
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