Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Signing Edinson Cavani Would Make Blues Title Favorites
Signing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani would make Chelsea the Premier League title favorites this season, and according to the Daily Mail, the defending European champions remain interested in the Uruguayan star.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is lining up a final bid to land £35million Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
The Blues have been chasing Cavani for most of the summer but, as revealed by Sportsmail last month, appeared to be losing patience over wage demands of around £150,000 a week.
Should Chelsea bring Cavani to Stamford Bridge?
After foolishly loaning Romelu Lukaku to West Bromwich Albion for this year, Di Matteo's depth at the striker position isn't ideal for a title run.
Most of the clubs that the Blues will be battling in the title race have two world-class forwards who can win a match by themselves. While Chelsea has impressive depth at several positions, they don't have an elite striker to play alongside Fernando Torres.
Since he would be surrounded by far more talent at Chelsea than Napoli, Cavani could see his goal-scoring form improve with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will always defend well, they have plenty of midfield depth and their goalkeeping will be consistently solid with Petr Cech. However, the lack of a striker with size and technical skill is still something the Blues need to find.
Cavani isn't Didier Drogba, but he does have the size (6'2") and talent (23 goals in Serie A last season) to have success in England.
Adding Cavani to the squad would give Chelsea a phenomenal chance of winning their first Premier League title since the 2009-10 season.
The price of bringing Cavani to London will certainly be high, but it would be well worth it. Cavani is the real deal, and would be a great fit at Chelsea.
Nicholas Goss is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter.
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?