Stamford Bridge side plot moves to spend big this summer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to re-shape his Blues attack armed with £110m to bring in three world-class forwards according to the Daily Mail.
The returning Stamford Bridge boss is in talks with Napoli to sign £50m Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, who finished 2012/13 as the top scorer in Serie A, but Mourinho will have to see off interest from his former Real Madrid employers as well as Man City.
Cavani has netted over 100 goals in three seasons at the San Paolo and helped Napoli mount a genuine title challenge for much of the last campaign. Chelsea could perhaps be aided by former boss Rafa Benitez, who has taken over at the Naples club, with £50m seen as the fee it will take to trigger Cavani’s release clause.
Mourinho has reportedly moved a step nearer to signing Zenit forward Hulk, with Chelsea making a £34.9m bid for the Brazilian, who has had a fairly average first season in Russia.
Hulk proved a very effective attacking weapon at FC Porto, which led to a big money move to Zenit that hasn’t panned out as he would have wished.
The 26 year old has scored just seven goals in the Russian Premier League and may well jump at the chance of re-igniting his career at Chelsea, where he would unite with national team colleagues Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires.
Mourinho is apparently confident of signing £25m-rated Stevan Jovetic, who has long been linked with interest from Arsenal.
The 23 year old has had two solid seasons up front for Fiorentina, scoring 27 goals in 58 Serie A matches, and is the type of cultured forward who could work well with flair playerds Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard.
Moves to bring in any, indeed even all, of these attackers would presumably spell the end of Fernando Torres’s time at Chelsea and could perhaps call into question Demba Ba’s position at the club, having not proven all that effective since his January move from Newcastle United.