Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Edinson Cavani Smart to Pursue Big Money from Blues

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 18, 2012

ROME, ITALY - MAY 20:  Edinson Cavani of SSC Napoli celebrates scoring the first goal during the Tim Cup Final between Juventus FC and SSC Napoli at Olimpico Stadium on May 20, 2012 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Chelsea transfer target Edinson Cavani is a smart man to pursue £150,000 a week from the Blues.

According to the Daily Mail, Cavani is asking for money that would put him on the same level with Chelsea mainstays such as John Terry, Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres.

Cavani, who can leave Napoli for £35million, is one of the options being considered by Chelsea manager  Roberto Di Matteo as he looks to fill the gaping hole left by Didier Drogba. - via the Daily Mail

Knowing that Chelsea are interested in his world-class striking ability, Cavani is wise to at the very least make an attempt to capitalize on his superb play.

Cavani scored 23 goals and tallied three assists for Napoli last season during Italian Serie A play. The Uruguayan star is only 25 years old, and would provide the Blues with an elite presence up front to consistently put balls on the net in place of Drogba. 

Nevermind the perception of greed and the me-first mentality, because the sport is littered with superstars who share the same sentiment as Cavani in this case.

If he plans on delivering goals as often as Torres, then why shouldn't he be paid like Torres?

Cavani is a young, talented forward with immense potential. Although he would come at an impressive cost to Chelsea, they are riding a rare wave of momentum after winning their first ever Champions League, and to let it fizzle out by not retooling properly, would be a waste and a shame.

Cavani is smart to do demand what he feels he is worth from Chelsea, and the Blues would be every bit as wise to acquire such a talent to contend with. 


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