Uruguayan snubs Chelsea move for Serie A

Chelsea target Eduardo Vargas has snubbed the Premier League side to sign for Napoli, and will join up with his new club in January.

The Universidad de Chile attacker has caught the eye of a number of big European teams after spectacular performances for his club, and he has also broken into the Chile national side.

Andre Villas Boas had been rumoured to be preparing a bid for the South American, but the 22-year-old has confirmed that he will move to Naples in the new year.

“Yes I will be joining Napoli, a large team in Italy,” the forward confirmed to Radio Cooperativa.

“I’m sure I’ll do very well there. I already know Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

“I am very happy that everything was tied up quickly, and for me to play in Italy is a dream come true,” he stated.

Vargas will move to the Serie A side for a fee of €13.6 million (£11.5million) and will now be eligible for Napoli’s Champions League campaign, in which they take on Chelsea in the last 16.

By Gareth McKnight

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