Chelsea have made an approach for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, Sky sources are reporting. Manchester City had appeared frontrunners for Cavani's services but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed last week they had baulked at his £54million price tag.

Chelsea are also loath to meet that buy-out clause and it is understood talks between his agent and Napoli officials over his asking price will take place this week.