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

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Edinson Cavani has scored 104 goals for Napoli Photo: The Sport Review

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.

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