Dortmund star Lukasz Piszczek has shot up to the top of new Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo’s wishlist, reports the Metro. The Champions League winners are in the market for a right-back having released Jose Bosingwa and transfer listing Paulo Ferreira. The Poland international is thought to have convinced RDM of his pedigree with a good Euro showing. However, should a transfer for the 27 year old not develop, backup targets that have been identified are Gregory van der Wiel, Mathieu Debuchy and rivals Manchester United’s youngster Rafael da Silva (in that order). Even Inter Milan’s Maicon’s name is doing the rounds for a bargain price.
Fiorentina star striker Stevan Jovetic is moving close to a Chelsea switch with the Champions League winners set to table a·£25 million offer for the club, which is near to the playmaker’s buyout clause. Although the club are unwilling to sell the Montenegro international and have already refused a·£20 million offer from the Blues, the improved offer is expected to be accepted, according to The Daily Mail The forward has also generated interest from Serie A duo Juventus and Napoli, but a move to the Premier League might be too tempting to turn down.
According to The Sun, Napoli have issued a hands-off warning to Chelsea and Manchester City about their star striker Edinson Cavani. Both the Premier League heavyweights want to sign the 25-year-old Uruguayan, who has been a goal machine of sorts, firing 66 in goals in 94 league games for the Partenopei. Napoli Sporting Director Riccardo Bigon has stressed that Cavani has been very clear about his intentions to continue at the club, and that he is not for sale at any price.