Chelsea are reportedly closing in on signing Manchester City target Edinson Cavani at the end of the season, according to talkSPORT.
The 26-year-old has been in impressive form for Napoli, scoring 37 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions this season. The Uruguayan international was strongly linked with a move to the Etihad during the summer transfer window as the Citizens were looking to strengthen their attacking lineup.
The report claims the Blues striker target Radamel Falcao is now set to join French club Monaco in the summer. The situation has now left Chelsea to turn their attention on Cavani after losing hope of signing Atletico Madrid star.
The west London club are now believed to have beaten City for the Uruguayan international's signature as the Blues have agreed a fee of £42.5m to land Cavani in the summer. The striker is now set to join Chelsea from the beginning of next season, which could see him earn a weekly wage of £145,000 at Stamford Bridge.
The forward had earlier hinted a move away from the Serie A outfit at the end of the season could be on the cards by claiming "anything is possible" in football. Should Chelsea land Cavani in the upcoming transfer window, it would bolster their attacking lineup.
Mata Hails Chelsea Midfielder
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has hailed Frank Lampard by claiming the Blues star as one of the best in midfielders in the English history. The England international scored two goals in his side's 2-1 away victory over Aston Villa last weekend, which saw side qualify for next season's Champions League.
"It's a thing between him and the club but, obviously, as a team-mate, I feel really proud to be playing with him and training with him and he's a very important player for us. Frank is a legend. He's a legend who is still playing for us and who is still helping the team," Mata said.
"When I was playing in Spain I was always looking at him like one of the best midfielders in the history of England because I don't know how many players are able to score that many goals," he added.