With the Hulk to Chelsea deal looking unlikely as the clubs cannot agree on a fee, manager Roberto Di Matteo is ready to turn his attentions to a player that he has admired for some time, Napoli front man Edinson Cavani.

Chelsea have reportedly already opened talks with Napoli after the Serie A club revealed that they are ready to cash in on the striker. Chelsea officials are now expected to move in with an official offer for the Uruguayan international.

The Daily Star reported on Thursday that Di Matteo believes Cavani possesses the physical attributes for a Premier League target man and is hopeful of concluding a deal before the new season starts. 

Napoli were originally asking over £60 million for the 25-year-old forward but have now conceded to accepting a cut price offer of nearer £27 million. 

The Serie A side are interested in taking Chelsea's Raul Meireles who is rated at £8 million, so some kind of swap deal is not being ruled out.

Cavani is versatile and can play anywhere across the front line, but he is seen by Chelsea as more of a target man to help fill the hole left by Didier Drogba who left earlier in the summer. The striker has scored an incredible 66 goals in just 94 appearances within his two seasons at Napoli, and has impressed pundits and supporters alike throughout the world making him one of the hottest properties in football. 

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