Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes to secure the signatures of PSG striker Edinson Cavani and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw before the start of the 2014 World Cup finals, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Mourinho is determined to bolster his squad with the acquisition of two major signings this summer - and the Portuguese coach wants both deals completed before the start of the World Cup due to his commitments with the World Food Programme this summer.
The Blues’ boss will not be in Brazil for this summer’s World Cup finals; instead he’ll travel to either Syria or Africa in June and July after agreeing to help the aforementioned charity.
In order to sign Cavani, Chelsea would need to break the £50m British transfer record, which they set in 2011 after purchasing Fernando Torres from Liverpool.
Former Napoli star Cavani cost PSG £53m last summer - and the Ligue 1 champions will demand at least that amount before selling the Uruguay international.
Mourinho may consider offloading either Romelu Lukaku or Demba Ba in order to finance a deal for the 27-year-old.
Shaw, meanwhile, is tipped to reject interest from Manchester United in order to sign for the club he supported as a boy.