Chelsea to fund move for Cavani or Costa with Lukaku sale

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to sell Romelu Lukaku for £24m in order to fund a move for Diego Costa or Edinson Cavani, reports the Daily Star.

Lukaku impressed again for Everton against Arsenal yesterday, scoring the second of three goals to send the Toffees to within one point of the Gunners.

Meanwhile Chelsea's misfiring strikers continued their barren streak against Stoke as Jose Mourinho relied on midfielders Frank Lampard, Mohamed Salah and Willian in their 3-0 win.

Mourinho has stated his desire to sign a 'real striker' more than once, lamenting current players Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba in the process.

The Special One is also seemingly not interested in allowing Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge after sending him to Merseyside on loan and will sell him in order to fund a move for a more established striker.

Paris Saint-Germain's Cavani is beginning to conjure up plenty of interest following reports that he is not happy with his wide role in the French capital. Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly interested in revitalising his forward line with the Uruguayan international.

However, if Chelsea can sell Lukaku, they will have enough money to match any offer from Old Trafford and the promise of Champions League football, which will most likely not be present at Manchester United, could sway Cavani to west London.

Another player potentially on Mourinho's radar is Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who has impressed in La Liga this season.

A number of clubs are believed to be considering offers for Lukaku including Tottenham and Everton while Arsenal are rumoured to be keeping an eye on the situation.

It is yet to be seen whether Mourinho would be willing to sell to a rival Premier League club, however, and would most likely prefer to see Lukaku move abroad.

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