Stamford Bridge side look to bring in Serie A marksman.
Chelsea are to make a move for in-form Napoli forward Jose Callejon according to CalcioNapoli.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho will know the Spaniard well from their shared time at Real Madrid and is ready to fork out as much as €32m (£26m) for his services, an offer Napoli may struggle to ignore.
Callejon has greatly impressed during his first season in Serie A, netting 18 goals in all competitions, and proving a key part of Rafa Benitez’s attack alongside fellow former Bernabeu man Gonzalo Higuain.
The adaptable attacker can play out wide or in a central striking role and Mourinho could do with all the additional goal-scoring options he can muster this summer as he looks to replace his current crop of forwards, with Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o all failing to deliver on a consistent enough basis.
Mourinho would like to use the likes of John Obi Mikel or Demba Ba to help cover a portion of any bid for 27 year old Callejon though the Naples side are apparently more open to a straight cash offer.
Napoli paid just £4.4m for Callejon last July so an offer of almost six times that amount could well tempt owner Aurelio De Laurentiis to sell.
Cardiff v Chelsea
Chelsea AWAY WIN (1.44)
“Both sides have nothing to play for so how serious will they take it?
Cardiff could make many changes to give their fringe players a chance to maybe play for another contract next season.
Chelsea will make changes for sure but we know they have some squad and will still be seriously strong.
Cardiff have lost 5 of their last 8 league games and have been shipping too many goals at home.
Chelsea have won 6 of their last 9 away league games and are more than capable of keeping clean sheets. .”
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