Chelsea Agree £49m Edinson Cavani Fee: Blues Win Race to Sign Uruguayan International According to Italian Source

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Stamford Bridge side set bring in Napoli ace.

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Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani according to Italian source SportMediaSet.

Having failed in earlier attempts to use Fernando Torres as a makeweight in any move to sign the in-form Uruguayan Chelsea have now apparently stumped up the cash to meet the 26 year old’s release clause, said to be €58m (£49m).

Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich has been keen to land a prolific marksman and according to this source has beaten off interest from Real Madrid and Man City.

Personal terms are yet to be agreed with the former Palermo forward but Cavani is said to be a big admirer of Jose Mourinho and as such could well assist in seeing a deal completed.

Real Madrid had similarly looked to use squad players in part exchange for the Napoli goal machine and Man City have fallen behind in the race due to having not officially brought in a successor to replace Roberto Mancini.

With Torres continuing to fail to deliver the goods, managing just eight Premier League goals in 2012/13, and Demba Ba also struggling for form, the West London club could well do with an effective forward to feed off creative talents like Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata.

Cavani finished last season as the top scorer in Serie A and has scored an astonishing 104 goals in 138 appearances for Napoli since moving to the San Paolo in July 2010.

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