According to Radio Marte, the official radio station of Napoli, Chelsea have come to an agreement on a fee for Edinson Cavani.

A reported fee of £49.3m has been agreed, while the Uruguayan striker will receive a potential €8.5m-a-year salary.

Previous reports suggested that Napoli were holding out for his €63m release clause; however, Chelsea seemed to have made a compromise.

Furthermore, Cavani will possess complete ownership of his image rights.

This fee would make Cavani the second most expensive signing in Premier League history, just behind Fernando Torres, who Chelsea payed £50m for back in January 2011.

This big-name signing will seek to solve Chelsea's lack of presence upfront, having persisted with Torres, who still hasn't quite lived up to the expectations that his transfer fee bought.

However, Chelsea will also have young talent Romelu Lukaku to compete for their starting eleven next season.

New manager Jose Mourinho has certainly made a huge statement of intent with the excepted signing of Cavani - and this may be the beginning of a very eventful summer for the Blues.

 

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