Chelsea transfers: Cavani keen to work with Mourinho
Chelsea transfers: Edinson Cavani has fuelled speculation linking him with the Blues by saying he would love to play for Jose Mourinho
Edinson Cavani has fuelled speculation linking him with a summer transfer to Chelsea by declaring that it would be a “great honour” to play for the Blues.
The Uruguay international has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent days, with reports claiming that Chelsea have already tabled a bid for the Napoli front-man.
Arsenal and Manchester City have also been touted as possible destinations for the 26-year-old, who has £53.5m release clause in his contract.
And the player himself has now admitted that he would be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge to work under newly-appointed manager Jose Mourinho.
Cavani told Sky Sports: “It would be a pleasure to be managed by someone like him [Mourinho].
“Chelsea? I don’t know if they’ve made an offer for me but I know that working for a coach like Pellegrini or Mourinho would be a great pleasure.
“It would certainly be a great honour to join one of the illustrious teams that are looking at me because I dreamed about doing that as a child. At the moment, though, I am only focused on Uruguay.”
Cavani, who has 49 caps for Uruguay, scored 29 goals in 35 Serie A appearances last season.