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Chelsea manager opens door to Edinson Cavani move

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that trying to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer would be simply "impossible", but refused to close the door on attempting to bring Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have persistently linked with a whole host of attacking additions this summer, in particular searching for a long-term central striker thanks to an average goal return from Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.

Paris Saint-Germain are blessed with a plethora of star strikers and Mourinho was asked about both Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Canal Plus last weekend, quickly ruling out any possibility of signing the Swedish marksman.

Mourinho is quoted by ESPN as telling French television: "It's impossible. He's happy in Paris. I know that because we're friends and we're in contact.

"I don't think PSG, with their economic potential, will ever want to open the door for him. It's mission impossible."

Mourinho was more open to a move for Cavani though, commenting that while a mega-money summer switch would be full of complications it is feasible if both parties are willing to do business.

He declared: "Maybe it's not impossible like Zlatan, because I think that Zlatan is more important to the structure of the club.

"But I think that it's also difficult."

Veteran forward Eto'o has largely been the man trusted to lead Chelsea's trophy push this season, but the Cameroon hitman, Torres and Ba have only bagged 11 Premier League goals between them.

Chelsea neglected the opportunity to add firepower to their ranks in the January transfer window, but that stance is not expected to be repeated at the end of the season.

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