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Agent of Edinson Cavani speaks out on Chelsea rumours

Talk linking Edinson Cavani has accelerated over the past few days.

With Falcao on the verge of signing for Monaco and Robert Lewandowski strongly tipped to join Bayern Munich, elite striker options for Chelsea are beginning to thin out.

This has seen them reportedly focus their attention on Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, with rumours they are stepping up their pursuit of the Uruguayan.

It was claimed in the Italian press that Chelsea have made an official approach for the Uruguayan, who is currently on international duty with his club.

But Chelsea fans would be advised not to get ahead of themselves just yet, after Cavani's agent issued his response.

Claudio Anellucci, his representative, spoke to Italian radio station Radio Mana Mana Sport earlier today.

He said: "There is nothing new, I read the same things that you've read."

This clearly indicates that Chelsea are no closer to sealing his signature, with Cavani himself insisting he is only focusing on his current club and country.

"Real Madrid, Chelsea and [Manchester] City are interested in me? I just think about Napoli, if an important offer were to come in, I will talk with president De Laurentiis."

It's clearly going to be a tough transfer for Chelsea to pull off, because of the competition they face for the forward.

Manchester City were reported on Friday to be in pole position to sign him, having said to have held talks with the Italians over a potential cash plus player bid involving Edin Dzeko.

Real Madrid are also likely to want to make a huge splash in the transfer market to counter Barcelona's addition of Neymar, and Cavani's father said at the weekend his son would 'prefer' a switch to La Liga.

How strong a chance do Chelsea have of signing Cavani? Who should be their alternatives?

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