German press source BILD are reporting that Napoli forward Edinson Cavani will become a Chelsea player within 48 hours, and that Manchester City have accepted defeat and turned their attentions to Bayern Munich's big German international Mario Gomez instead. Negotiations broke down between the two clubs when Napoli allegedly told them that a deal had already been agreed with another club, said to be Chelsea.
The report also states that it will be a fee of £49 million that Chelsea will pay for Cavani, almost matching what they paid for Fernando Torres from Liverpool back in 2011.
The transfer saga of the summer looks close to its finale and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich looks set to land his marksman, who he has been chasing for a couple of seasons now. The Blues need a prolific all round striker to spearhead their attack with both Torres and Demba Ba not really making the cut last term, even though the Spaniard did bag himself 22 goals, the player himself admits he needs to improve vastly and perhaps even more so now with Cavani's imminent arrival.
Although Cavani had previously stated that his mind was on the current Confederations Cup and he will be concerntrating only on that competition with his National side Uruguay, it looks like his club Napoli have been finalising the deal for him to move to the Premier League in the shape of the current Europa League Champions. All that would need to be done then is for personal terms and a medical to take place in London, which I imagine the player will complete when he returns from the competition in Brazil.