Cavani Next As Blues Eye £60m Double Swoop

By on July 17, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea are linked with a £60m double swoop.

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Chelsea will move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani just hours after agreeing a £25m deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Internacional, as Roman Abramovich prepares to splash £60m on the pair, according to the Sun.

The report claims the Blues are set to bid £35m for Cavani as boss Roberto Di Matteo looks to buy a replacement for Didier Drogba, who left the club earlier this summer.

The Uruguayan hitman impressed during Napoli’s two-legged champions league encounter with Chelsea last season, and has scored 66 goals in his two years with Napoli.

The Italians have previously insisted it would take £50m to land Cavani, but the Sun claim they are now ready to start negotiations with a more realistic price-tag in mind.

It remains to be seen whether the European champions £35m offer will be enough to persuade Napoli in to selling their prized asset, but it’s another sign that owner Roman Abramovich means business this summer.

Having already splashed out on Marko Marin, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden hazard this summer, the Russian also sanctioned a £25m deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Internacional on Monday.

If they could land Cavani for £35m, that would represent a sensational £60m double swoop that would take Chelsea’s summer spending over £100m as Abramovich seeks to regain the Premier League title as well as defend their European cup.

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Would you like to see Cavani join Oscar at Stamford Bridge? Get involved in the comments section.

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23 Comments

  1. Iwodi

    July 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Mr Wenger shld pls sign paulinho 2 add more scorin machine 2 our squad.We need more scorin machine 2 enabl us compet 4 Silverware dis season.

    • io

      July 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      “We need more scorin machine 2 enabl us compet 4 Silverware dis season.”

      this is funny, “this season”?? how about the last 7?? 🙂

      regarding a scoring machine, arsenal was not that bad they always had a good attack currently lead by van persie, the silverware was your problem! good luck, but after chelsea first 🙂

  2. Paul

    July 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I want to see them both in chelsea colour.

  3. Udoka Nnaji

    July 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Yea i will like to see cavanni in chelsea’s bleu shirt, please mr abramovic we need someone like him in chelsea team

  4. Arowojobe

    July 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I wil be very happy, if see them in blue colour, remain maicon. Pls dnt 4get

  5. Edodi

    July 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Cavani is the same kind of player like Torres, Blues should sign a player who have †̥he kind of strength Drogba has.

  6. moir

    July 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    He kind off bugged me when he ripped Chelsea a new one in the 1st leg in champs league but I think with the midfield we have now,cavani n torres could have a shipload of goal

  7. daddy fresh

    July 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Dat wil be an incrdble signing for chelsea fc.

  8. io

    July 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    torres needs a backup, either he is injured, or under performing!
    for me cavani is just excellent!

  9. Igahsity

    July 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    It is a good signing if chelsea can do just that.

  10. Eka Godwin Eka

    July 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Cavani is a world class strike,bring him in is going to be a big hope 4 chelsea fc but as for me Hulk always remain my first choice why because we need a strike that has a strength up front. Blues till I dead

  11. AIMAX- NGR

    July 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    HULK OR CAVANI is the right option. It’s of no use crying over spilt milk. Chelsea should make hay while the sun shines. The earlier, the better.

  12. Ini Enyetip

    July 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I need Cavani in Chelsea even more than the controvesial Hulk that we spent several years expecting without seeing. Atleast i ve seen Cavani playing, he has the flare of Drogba.

  13. Mike Ogiasa

    July 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I don’t know much about Oscar but for Cavani, Chelsea will now be a triller of a club to watch. They have character, and couple with the winning mentality, they surely will be compelling.Let us remember that there will be injuries, red cards, suspensions due to yellows, etc. So with Torres, Cavani, Lukaku,and Sturridge, we can compete and win trophies.

  14. Kasper

    July 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I think we should buy Cavani. If we want to go for CL and the League, then we need Cavani, Torres & Sturridge. Lukaku can go on loan so he can get more experienced. Real have Benzema/Higuain, we need Cavani/Torres… Up blues !!

  15. Vince

    July 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Would be amazing if we got Cavani! I don’t know much about Oscar. I would have preferred Joao Moutinho as I can’t really see us buy another central midfielder and Moutinho is a much better all rounder, can play deep, centrally and more advanced, but then again I’m sure Oscar would be great backup for Hazard, Mata, Lampard, etc. Then we MUST get a Right Back! The best option would be Gregory van der Wiel! Don’t know why no one sees it and just sign him after all he wouldn’t be that expensive as he only has one year left on his contract. Forget old asses like Maicon! If there is one more place that needs strengthening, but its maybe not that big a priority is another winger seeing as Cavani is an out and out striker! If we get these players, we’ll be unstoppable! Game on!

  16. Bode fatoye

    July 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Hulk and cavani were the right choice 4 chelsea pls abramovic

  17. Baines

    July 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Not bad at all ,have sn Oscar play he is gud and l feel sry for torres if cavani joins Chelsea

  18. caleb siwo

    July 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    For sure i’m a blue blood ie dats ma colour so i reqst mr abramovic to add only 3playes in our ie an oscar, van der wiel and cavani. Iprefer cavani instead of hulk coz hulk is so expsve but both are strong attackers just lyk didier so plz havin dis deal blues will da best team in da world thro’ RDM as head coach n4get about guadiola

  19. gary

    July 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    If Chelsea get Cavani, that will be their biggest signing this summer, even better than Hazard or Oscar. Chelsea cannot rely on Torres alone. Finishing has been a Chelsea problem and Cavani is the answer. He is also one of the hardest workers on the field, he often runs further than anyone in a Napoli game.

  20. Desiny ehi

    July 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Pls mr abramovin do us a fovour we need just only player cavana & hulk & oscar to suport torrs if we want to buy that we be jannery nest yaer we are waiting to see they thank u 4 ur understanding

  21. Negotiator

    July 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Y…r we wastin our time over irrelevant players, wat do we nid a 20 yr old oscar 4 , whn we hav hazard, lamp, mikel, essien, marin, miereles, piazoo, debruyne even mcheachran..,y r we spending money instead of adding it up nd geting hulk nd cavani..,let us invest in our youth , give them time 2 play nd show y we bought, them…wats d comparison btwn oscar nd piazon ….this is a waste of money nd time…nd he wil b on the bencha…after being bought…he’s immature n prem league, use mcheachran n piazon instead

  22. Antai,isinonwi

    July 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Bring cavani into chelsea squard this summer that my days of watching football with anxiety and fear be over.up chelsea 4 live.

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