There has been some reports emerge which have claimed Chelsea have made an official approach to land Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, and will use Fernando Torres as bait.

Cavani’s release clause stands at 60million Euros (£54m) and City are prepare to offer Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko as part of a deal to bring the 26-year-old to the Etihad Stadium.

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But Chelsea know that new Napoli boss Rafael Benitez would love to work with Fernando Torres for a third time and will offer him as a 30m Euro (£25.7m) makeweight, report Gazzetta dello Sport.

Cavani is one of Europe’s hottest properties this summer after a Serie A season in which he scored a remarkable 29 goals in 34 games. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have missed out on Radamel Falcao and will now focus all their attention on Cavani. So it will be interesting to see if the Italian side accept the £40 million plus Torres for the Goal-machine.