Jose Boost As £80m Duo ‘Tell Friends’ They Want Chelsea Move This Summer

By on April 15, 2014

As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi are linked with Chelsea.

Edinson-Cavani

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Chelsea have been handed a huge boost with the Mirror reporting that PSG duo Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi have told close friends that they both want to move to West London this summer.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring in at least one world class forward this summer after complaining he ‘has no strikers’ this season, despite having Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres on the books at Stamford Bridge.

Speculation has suggested that Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa is the Portuguese coaches first choice target after a sensational season in Spain but it appears Mourinho now has two viable alternatives to consider.

The Mirror claim that the Blues have also been keeping an eye on Cavani and Lavezzi and have been boosted with the news that both have made it clear to friends they would like to make the move to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Uruguayan hit-man Cavani is understood to have become frustrated at having to play out-of-position to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the player confirmed earlier this month that he plans to hold talks with PSG officials at the end of the season about his future at the club.

Despite his unrest at playing on the wing, the 27-year-old has continued his excellent goal-scoring form since joining PSG from Napoli in the summer and has 22 goals in 37 games to his name so far this campaign. Lavezzi moved to the Parc des Princes a year earlier from Napoli and is less of a goal-threat, but still has 11 goals and 7 assists this season.

Mourinho cited both players as the type of striker he needed this summer after Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League tie earlier this month, but he’s highly unlikely to sign both and much could depend on how negotiations go regarding Costa.

The Mirror claim that Cavani would command a fee in the region of £55m while Lavezzi would be far cheaper at around £25m, but Chelsea could look to lessen the financial outlay by using David Luiz as bait after refusing to sell either Eden Hazard or Oscar.

It’s clear Mourinho doesn’t really have much faith in any of his current strikers but there’s no denying they would be a far more devastating outfit going forward if they had the likes of Cavani, Lavezzi or Costa spearheading their attack, so it’s going to be interesting to see which front-man the Blues bring in this summer.

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Which striker would Chelsea fans like to see come in? Share your views below.

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50 Comments

  1. Juskay

    April 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Mou Go For Costa & Lavezzi! Chelsea Till The Last Brith!

  2. iyasu

    April 16, 2014 at 7:25 am

    if off load , mikel, luiz ,lukaku ,toress ,and Ba, it is must to put , costa, koke andl lavezzi

  3. Ekpa Itid

    April 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Spot on, @iyasu!!! Costa, Koke and Lavezzi would be dope…

  4. jega morho

    April 16, 2014 at 8:10 am

    now that we blues fans has goting what we lack let sgn costa lavessi , luke shaw .then sales these one now without westing time such as torris .ba. A.cole .mikel .lampard .let give eto and lukaku another chance but oga jose morho never u try to sale devid lusiv . Up blues

  5. OJ SOLAR

    April 16, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Jose go for costa, lavezzs, nd luke shaw. To avoid financial fair play offload cole, mikel, tores, ba

  6. Inusah Abdul Bayan

    April 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Mou go in for costa,lavezzi,shaw and lallana and sell ba,mikel,cole,lukaku and torris.but never sell devid luiz.

  7. Solomon

    April 16, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Muho shd go 4 coasta nd lavazi,let him gv tores ba nd lampard

  8. xabiib

    April 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

    jose go to luka shaw,toni kroos and costa and ofload ba,eto. cole, mikel never sale luiz and Torres , matic alongside kroos and costa behind oscar willian and hazard with back four shaw,cahill,terry,ivanovic and best keeper cech no one can break the blues isn:t it?

  9. innocent

    April 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Jose off load,torres,lampard,ba,cole,mikel,eto’o, bring in,lavazi,costa,shaw,reus

  10. sam

    April 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Oga jose we bluzs want to see d likes of lukaku n etoo wit dese clasical stikers lik cavani,costa,lavzzi n co nd dont make mistake sell luiz oo but tores,ba,obi,cole can go d swap wit curtois 4 costa is a gud one sinc our peta cerc is in his form na

  11. hammed

    April 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    mou should go for costa and cavani

  12. Elphico

    April 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I wonder if these so called chelsea fans realized that we have no deep midfielders? Mou should get Costa first,Get Kroos and Wanyama as Mikel and Essien replacements.Lampard is getting old fish Lewis Barker from u-21 buy Luke Shaw.Lukaku will do well as Costa back up don’t sell.Then Bamford can compete as 3rd striker.We need fresh legs

  13. evans

    April 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

    mou let in Costa, lavezzi, shaw n let go Torres eto n Willian. yes Willian is killing us a lot . he hates quick passes

  14. Onyii

    April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Get in costa,lavezzi,reus,shaw,offload ba,torre,obi oga jose dont try to sell oscer or hazard oo

  15. La Paix se Gagne!

    April 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    That’s sound very good,please Mourinho,signe Cavani and Lavezzi,even if you’ve to sell Eden Hasard. Hasard is a top class player and each and everyone of us love him so much but unfortunatly he wanna be big than the Club which is impossible! The boy went on to say that if his wife tells him to quit Chelsea,he’ll do so… That’s a lack of proffessionnalism! He doesn’t have respect not only to Chelsea but to fan too! With all due respect Mr Abramovich,Chelsea Fc’s staff and Mr Mourinho; since Chelsea has been Chelsea,no name has bigger than it and it mustnt start with Eden Hasard so,sell him,let him go and bring us the one who will respect us and Chelsea;I’m happy he’s injured and I wish he can stay out for months!

  16. Manuel Mandah

    April 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Sell Ba,cole & Eto Then Get Coasta,shaw And Another Attacking Mildfielder,don’t Mek A Mistake By Selling Luiz And Tores.

  17. chinonso simon

    April 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I agree with you my brother Jega morho lets go to Diego costa and Luke shaw then keep Eto_o and bring back Lukaku then sale Tores and Demba_ba,Mikel,Lampard and A cole.

  18. ntachi

    April 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Chelsea should buy costa or Cavani, for Torres chelsea should bring Lukaku back for Etoo, Mikel obi should leave for Romeu, Van Alt should return to compete for left back position Zouma, Thorgan hazard, should return.. Coutois should return for swazer. Cech, Coutois, Blackman,ivanovic, Luis, Cahil, JT, A Cole, Azip, zouma, Van alt, Matic, Ramires, Oriol, Lampard, Hazard, oscar, willian, salah, Costa, Lukaku, Demba ba, T. Hazard, schuller, B. Traore/ Atsu

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