Today the Sun newspaper have claimed that Chelsea are moving for Edinson Cavani ahead of any move for Hulk. This simply is not the case as far as I’m aware. Chelsea have had Hulk on their radar all summer and he is certainly the top of our shortlist, this I know for a fact. They are very much involved in ongoing negotiations with the Brazilian international.

Yes, there is interest in Cavani, but purely as another option to our move for Hulk. Clubs like Chelsea need to have fall back options whilst negotiating, purely so they will not be held to ransom during these deals. Cavani is very much on the radar and is rated very highly by Roman Abramovich, as is Hulk. But be assured, Hulk is the main target and as you all know, I am still very much adamant that we will sign Hulk before the transfer window closes in 9 days time.

But of course, anything can happen in football and if the Hulk deal does fall through, or Porto do not meet Chelsea’s fee, then yes a move for Cavani could happen. It’s all going on now behind closed doors, there are plans in place to make sure that Chelsea have signed their attacking cover before the window closes.

We won’t sign both players, that is for sure. As for Moses, still think that depends on Hulk as well. There’s a number of options for us right now, it will go down to the wire.

Simon Phillips – News Editor

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