Stamford Bridge boss desperate to spend big in pursuit of prolific marksman.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is seemingly desperate to resolve the lack of effective striking options in his current Stamford Bridge squad and has drawn up a three man list of targets to fill the void according to the Daily Express.
Top of the Blues boss’s list is Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, a player that Chelsea have actively pursued for some months. There is a fear that PSG hold the upper hand in the chase to sign the 26 year old Uruguayan with the Ligue 1 champions ready to pay as much as £56m for the Serie A top-scorer.
Mourinho is ready to break Chelsea’s £50m club record transfer fee in order to land Cavani but could struggle to edge back into the race with a move to the Parc des Princes seemingly looking very likely at present.
However Chelsea are said to have agreed personal terms with the Napoli man so perhaps their pursuit of Cavani is not quite dead in the water.
Edinson Cavani has been a massive success since moving from Palermo to Naples three years ago, scoring 104 goals in 138 appearances and helping to make the San Paolo side a genuine domestic title contender.