Napoli chairman claims Chelsea want Cavani
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis claims that Chelsea want to sign striker Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguay international is also a target for Manchester City after notching 102 goals in 124 matches for the club in all competitions over three seasons, but a player-plus-cash deal involving Edin Dzeko stalled earlier this week.
Jose Mourinho was announced as Chelsea's new manager on Monday, signing a four-year deal, and looks close to completing a move for Leverkusen midfielder Andre Schurrle, but De Laurentiis has now claimed the Portuguese is after further attacking talents.
The Italian told Radio Marte: "Chelsea want Cavani. 'Blues' will call me in the next hours about it..."
"If Edinson stays in Napoli I will be happy. If he goes, we'll replace him using the €63 million from his sale."
De Laurentiis also confirmed that Napoli made an approach for Andre Villas-Boas, which was thwarted by the Tottenham boss' £10 million buy-out clause, before appointing Rafael Benitez.
"I contacted Villas-Boas, but he had to go in the USA on tour, so I spoke with Rafa Benitez and he convinced me to choose him immediately."