Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Blues Need Edinson Cavani to Replace Didier Drogba

Dan Renfro@danrenfroCorrespondent IIIMay 24, 2012

UDINE, ITALY - MARCH 18:  Edinson Cavani of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring Napoli's second goal during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli at Stadio Friuli on March 18, 2012 in Udine, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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If Chelsea want to replace Didier Drogba, the club needs to bring in Edison Cavani.

He may never be as great as Drogba was at Chelsea, but Cavani is a superstar in the making.

The Uruguayan has scored more than 30 goals in each of his two years at Napoli. He is a great central striker, and he would fit very well in Drogba's role.

Cavani is being shopped around, but he will still command an offer of about £50 million. Chelsea have the money, but Roman Abramovich must decide if he wants to spend it all in one place.

With Hulk possibly on the way, Chelsea will have already spent a hefty amount of money. Nevertheless, Chelsea seem keen on getting a striker to replace Drogba. Considering the talent Chelsea have right now, they need to be absolutely sure of the striker who's brought in.

Fernando Torres has struggled, but he can still score goals. Daniel Sturridge faded as the year went on, but he could thrive at the central striker role. Right now, it seems like Romelu Lukaku is too raw to make an impact at Chelsea.

None of them sound too enticing, do they?

Didn't think so.

It would be ideal for Chelsea to bring in a stud striker. Radamel Falcao's name has been thrown around, but he isn't as dangerous as Cavani. He would probably cost about the same amount so it would be best if Chelsea let him stay in Madrid.

Demba Ba's name has also been linked to Chelsea, but it would be incredibly tough to draw him away from Newcastle United. The Toon had a resurgence this year, and they will want to keep as many players as possible. Ba is a great player, but he will definitely be overpriced.

With those two as the best alternatives, Chelsea must turn to Cavani.

He's noticeably improved from year to year. He's competed against the best teams in the world, and he's succeeded. Moreover, he's only 25 years old, and he's only going to get better.

With Drogba gone, Chelsea need a striker.

Falcao is good. Ba is solid. Cavani has the potential to be great.

If Chelsea bring in a striker, the best option is, without a doubt, Cavani.