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.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://bit.ly/12evFlH
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms