Chelsea are willing to go to £35 million for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

The Sun says the Blues are ready to pay £35m for Uruguayan star Cavani, who tore them apart in last season's Champions League.

But Napoli could push them higher for the man who is earmarked to replace Didier Drogba.

Earlier in the summer, Napoli were demanding in excess of £50m for Cavani, who has scored 66 goals in his two seasons in Naples.

But they are now ready to start talks at a more realistic price.