Chelsea and Manchester City battling to sign striker – report

Chelsea and Manchester City are battling to sign Napoli’s Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to The Sun.

Lavezzi, apparently rated at £20m, has been strongly linked with Paris St-Germain, while Inter Milan are also believed to have shown an interest.

But it is claimed that the player’s representatives are holding out for offers from the Premier League’s big spenders

The Sun also pick up on comments attributed to Yaya Toure’s agent by the Spanish media, which appeared to suggest the Ivorian is looking to quit City and that Chelsea are one of the clubs that could sign him.

Following reports in the Italian press that former England boss Fabio Capello is in the frame for the Chelsea manager’s job, the Daily Mirror suggest he could be installed at Stamford Bridge as early as next week.

Capello, 66, is said to be looking for a three-year deal worth around £6m per season and could lay the foundations for Pep Guardiola to succeed him in 2014 – although Guardiola is also reported to be a target for Liverpool.

The Sun say Capello would be prepared to accept even a one-year deal with Guardiola then taking over.

The Daily Telegraph suggest Italian media reports that Capello is odds-on to become Chelsea boss are wide of the mark, but that he is pushing himself forward for the job as well as weighing up a highly-lucrative offer to be the head coach of the United Arab Emirates.

The Daily Express also report that Capello, who still has a house in London, wants the Blues to appoint him.

Meanwhile, The Sun report that Salomon Kalou is keen to rejoin his former club Feyenoord.

Kalou, whose Chelsea contract expires this summer, is quoted as saying: “Feyenoord can call me any time — they are the first name on my list.

“Let me win the Champions League final and then I will think about Feyenoord. Yes, I’m serious.”

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