In addition to a £35 million price tag, Express.co.uk is reporting that Cavani could be a very expensive addition to the London club.
Cavani, one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe this summer, wants a contract worth £150,000 a week at Stamford Bridge—and that puts him level with some of the highest earners at Chelsea like England stars John Terry and Frank Lampard. Only Fernando Torres, on £180,000 a week, earns more.
Paying Cavani that much per week would not be a good situation for Chelsea. He is an immense talent and a world-class attacking player, but he's not worth that kind of money.
It's also never a good idea to pay players from outside the club more than the team's veterans, captain or best player. It can also be bad for morale in the dressing room.
Cavani is not a good passer and won't be a playmaker. Completing a transfer for a player with a better all-around skill set such as Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid would be the ideal move for Chelsea if they are determined to add more attacking talent in the transfer window.
The Argentinian striker has won many trophies in Madrid and has shown the ability to shine in the final stages of the season when the league title is at stake. His experience playing for a top club at age 24 is impressive.
After winning the Champions League last season, Chelsea don't need to make desperate signings for star players. This transfer involving Cavani makes zero sense for the Blues from a financial standpoint.