Juve plan swoop for Chelsea target

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Chelsea and Manchester City transfer target Edinson Cavani is wanted by Juventus, according to talkSPORT.

The Serie 'A' star is in-demand, and Napoli face a fight to keep hold of their top asset after a fifth-placed league finish last season sees them miss out on Champions League qualification.

Chelsea are thought to be chasing a number of targets as they look to identify a long-term replacement for Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge. Porto striker Hulk, Napoli's Cavani and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao have all been strongly linked, while Cavani is also thought to be high on Roberto Mancini's summer shopping list.

But, according to reports in Italy, Juventus are ready to rival the Premier League clubs when the bidding opens on the Napoli star. The Turin-based club have a £30m budget for a striker as they look to strengthen their title-winning squad, and Arsenal's Robin van Persie, Liverpool's Luis Suarez and City's Carlos Tevez are all potential targets should Cavani spurn their advances.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport reports that Juve are prepared to offer Napoli a cash-plus-player deal, possibly involving Alessandro Matri.

But with Ezequiel Lavezzi widely expected to complete his move to PSG, Napoli are fighting hard to keep hold of their other premier forward.

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