Chelsea's hope of roping in Uruguayan footballer Edinson Cavani this summer seems to have hit the death end, as the family of the Napoli star has revealed that he would move to Real Madrid or Manchester City.
Chelsea are keen on signing Uruguayan footballer Edinson Cavani and Jose Mourinho has reportedly made a whopping £49.3million bid for Italian club Napoli's star striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Mirror.
However, Cavani's mother Berta Gomez told a Montevideo radio station that her son is in talks with Manchester City and Real Madrid. "Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentiis has spoken about the possibility of discussions with Chelsea but there is nothing definite with them at the moment. We will know more in 15 to 20 days. There are so many voices, and when something happens I will be the first to know," she said.
But his dad Luis Cavani has hinted that the footballer might not move to Stamford Bridge.
"His intention is to play for Madrid. He is excited about it and is very willing to see it through.
"He has told the family in private that he wants to join Real Madrid but if he declares it publicly it will annoy Napoli. I hope it happens and that talks take place as soon as possible. Who wouldn't want to play for Real Madrid?" The Sun quoted Luis as saying.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis had earlier revealed that Chelsea were interested in Cavani.
"There is interest from Chelsea in Cavani, they'll call me in the next few hours. If Cavani is sold then I'll reinvest all of the £53.5 million of his release clause. I'll be delighted if he stays, but if he leaves then he will be adequately replaced," Laurentiis had earlier said on Napoli's official radio station.
It was even reported that Chelsea were willing to offer its star striker Fernando Torres as part of an exchange.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have signed Bayer Leverkusen's Andre Schurrle in a reported £17million deal, becoming the first signing for Jose Mourinho who has returned to Stamford Bridge for a second spell.
"Chelsea Football Club and Bayer 04 Leverkusen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Andre Schurrle, subject to the completion of legal documentation and related matters, including personal terms and passing a medical," said a statement by Chelsea official site.