Chelsea To Push Though £70m Mega Double Deal Before New Season Kicks Off

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Blues to swoop for defender and striker combo.

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Chelsea are looking to get a jump on the competition by pushing through an incredible £70m double swoop for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

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The Uruguayan international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and now the Blues will use the £28m windfall inherited from the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Everton to fund a whopping £40m deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Cavani has been on the radar of Manchester United, but Jose Mourinho is keen to pounce quickly in order to get the gazump the former Netherlands manager to his signature.

The former Napoli man has also reportedly told United that he has no intention of joining them this summer leaving the Blues in pole position to land him – a move which could pave Fernando Torres’ return to Atletico Madrid.

The 27-year-old has reportedly been unhappy in the French capital this season as he has had to play second fiddle to the iconic Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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