The Mirror says Cavani put Chelsea on high alert last night after telling friends he wants to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Uruguayan hit-man Cavani is understood to have had enough of playing second fiddle to Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The biggest issue with Cavani would be a likely and prohibitive £55million-plus price-tag and salary demands of £6m-plus per season, although manager Jose Mourinho promised that Chelsea can afford ''one'' striker in that bracket.
But if the Uruguayan is angling for a move – and he has told friends that he wants to play for Mourinho – then Chelsea have bargaining chips of their own.
And while Chelsea have placed ''not for sale'' notices on both Oscar and the Belgian, the possibility of getting Cavani in a cash-plus exchange deal might tip the balance, with Fernando Torres another potential makeweight in any deal.
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