Last Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 08:59
Chelsea are considering ending their pursuit of Edinson Cavani and turning their attention to Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski.
The Blues have been tracking Napoli hitman Cavani since the turn of the year but have constantly stated he is overpriced, with his Italian club hoping someone will activate his £53million buy-out clause.
The Europa League winners looked as though they were making some headway when club representatives spoke with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis about a deal for the Uruguay international.
However, the Serie A outfit are unwilling to budge on the asking price and Chelsea are reportedly ready to step aside to let Manchester City and Real Marid fight it out for his signature.
Should the Blues walk away from a deal then Jose Mourinho is thought to be keen on trying to sign Dortmund hitman Lewandowski.
The Portuguese coach admitted he is a big fan of the Poland international while in charge of Real Madrid and the news this week that Dortmund won't allow the 23-year-old to join Bayern has left the door open for other clubs to make a move.
Manchester United are thought to have offered £25million for Lewandowski but Chelsea are ready to match the Red Devils' offer for the BVB star, who has one year left on his contract.
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