Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho Ready To Pull Out Of Edinson Cavani Chase

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Chelsea are ready to pull out of the race for Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and focus on other targets according to The Daily Mail.

The Stamford Bridge side had been considered amongst the favourites to sign the Uruguayan striker after opening talks with Napoli last week.

It was thought the two clubs were not too far off a deal, although Napoli have been firm in their demands for the full £54 million Cavani’s release clause demands.

Chelsea officials had hoped they would be eventually be able to knock Napoli down in price but that now appears unlikely after French champions PSG made a late bid for the player.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich does not want to get sucked into a bidding war for the player and is ready to steer the club towards alternative targets.

That could pave the way for an official bid for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. The England striker has been linked with a move away for the club for some time after Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the player had handed in his second transfer request in three years just before he retired.

Alternatively, the club may look to move for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who has just one year remaining on his current deal with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

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