Chelsea have begun the negotiations with the Italian club Napoli over the potential sale of the striker Edinson Cavani, who has become a hot property in world football in the last few years. Edinson Cavani was one of the main reasons for Napoli's extraordinary success in recent seasons in both domestic football and in European football.

Despite being a relatively small club, Napoli made it into the last 16 of the Champions League last season. Since then, there has been a lot of talk surrounding Edinson Cavani leaving the Italian club, with Chelsea being extremely interested in the Uruguay international.

Even though Cavani did not enjoy the best of forms at the London 2012, in which Uruguay were knockout at a much earlier stage, his transfer value has not decreased a little bit. Napoli are extremely strong on their valuation of £ 35 million for the striker, which has made the interested parties think a little bit regarding the completing of the deal. However, Chelsea are extremely desperate to bring in other striker before the end of the transfer window. Fernando Torres is the only recognised main striker at the club following the departure of Didier Drogba in the summer.

Chelsea tried to complete the signing of the Brazil international Hulk in the summer transfer window, but they were put off by the £ 38 million demands by the Portuguese club FC Porto for his signing. Edinson Cavani might not cost the same amount of money, but he is not going to be cheap either. The Uruguay international still has a long-term deal with the Italian club, which has put them in a strong position when it comes to negotiating the transfer fee. So far, Chelsea have spent close to £ 70 million in revamping the squad in the summer.