London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham will go head-to-head to sign Italian Serie A club Napoli's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani in an attempt to add more firepower to both the teams' already talented striking options.
According to a London Evening Standard, Napoli has valued Cavani at £35 million and are unlikely to pay attention to any transfer requests for the player owing to the fact that Napoli has had a strong start to the current season.
Chelsea, in the meantime, are looking to completely refurbish their attacking line as Nicolas Anelka will be out of contract next summer, Ivorian Didier Drogba will turn 34 and second striker Salomon Kalou is currently stalling a new contract at Stamford Bridge as he wants assurance from the Chelsea boss that he will get more playtime.
Spurs, on the other hand, have been following Cavani since the last World Cup where he helped the Uruguay team reach the semi-finals, according to a Tribalfootball report.
Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez, who is nicknamed El Matador for his dominating presence, started his senior career with Uruguayan club Danubio in 2005. He was part of the Apertura 2006 championship winning squad, where he scored nine goals in his debut season. Cavani later moved on with Italian club Palermo in 2007 and debuted in a home league match against Fiorentina when Palermo were losing 0-1. He scored an impressive equaliser only fifteen minutes later to announce his presence. He scored 34 goals for Palermo in 109 games.
In 2010, the player signed a five year contract with Palermo's Serie A rivals Napoli. Cavani again scored in his opening game for a club, this time scoring a brace, in a game against Elfsborg in the Europa League which the club won 2-0 and qualified for the main tournament.
Cavani has scored an amazing 30 goals in just 43 starts for Napoli since his arrival in 2010.