Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani has become one of the most sought after strikers in world football after his goal scoring feats at Napoli. [Reuters]

Chelsea are determined to land a top class striker this summer and will even sacrifice Fernando Torres in order to make sure they complete a deal for Napoli superstar Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan has once again been in sensational form in Italy, firing more than 30 goals in all competition for the third consecutive season to cement his place as one of the most prolific strikers in world football.

The same cannot be said of Chelsea's star forward as it was another frustrating season for Torres who, despite scoring 22 goals in all competitions, managed just eight in the Premier League and was roundly criticised for his poor performances.

Now Sky Italia reports that Chelsea are prepared to let the Spaniard leave and will offer his services and €30m to Napoli in order to try and convince the club to part with Cavani.

Chelsea may not have officially appointed Jose Mourinho as their new manager, but it seems the current Real Madrid boss is already calling the shots and has asked Roman Abramovich to make sure that Cavani arrives in the summer.

Spanish paper AS reports that Mourinho had wanted Radamel Falcao but after learning that the striker had joined Monaco, declared that Cavani was the man to help fire Chelsea to the title next season.

It will certainly not be easy to convince Napoli to part with their star striker, especially as former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has now taken up the hot seat at the Serie A side and has declared that his priority is to keep hold of the Uruguay international.

Reports suggest that Benitez took the job secure in the knowledge that Cavani would not be sold and that the striker would be offered a new deal that would see his wages rise to €7m a year.

Chelsea will hope that the offer of funds plus Torres will be enough to persuade Napoli to change their minds on Cavani. Benitez's close relationship with the Spanish striker may also play into Premier League club's hands.

The Blues have already completed a deal for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle but it seems they are determined to further bolster their attacking options this summer.