Rumour: Chelsea to offload Ba & Lukaku to afford Cavani
The protracted transfer chase of Edinson Cavani is set to continue this summer as rumors claim, Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the Uruguayan striker to Stamford Bridge this summer by beating off the interest of Manchester United for a 50m pound price tag. The deal that is set to equal Fernando Torres’ price tag is likely to be funded by the sale of Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku according to the Express.
Reports suggest Cavani is available for £50million this summer after becoming unhappy at being played out-of-position on the wing at Paris Saint-Germain. -The Express
The special one claimed a couple of weeks ago that he was only restricted by the club’s demand to stay in line for the financial fair play rules but, would have signed the frontman last summer ahead of eventual buyers Paris Saint-Germain.
Mourinho has also made it clear to the media that he would like to buy a striker that fits the long term plans of his squad and that striker may well be Edinson Cavani.
Chelsea want to wrap up the deal earlier than the summer world cup since his performances in Brazil might drive up his price tag and bring other clubs into the transfer saga of signing Cavani.