By Neil McLeman

Edinson Cavani’s wife has joined the Chelsea target in England after getting mugged for a £14,500 watch in Naples.

He's a steal! Could Naples muggers push Cavani into signing for Chelsea?

The Uruguay and Napoli striker is in Manchester, preparing for his country’s opening group match of the Olympics against the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

His agent, Claudio ­Anellucci, said Cavani’s wife, Maria Soledad, had been badly shaken after the attack and theft of her Audemars Piguet watch by two men as she walked to her car.

The Cavanis had their home burgled recently, while ­Napoli team-mate Marek Hamsik’s wife was car-jacked last season.

And with Cavani being pursued by Chelsea and Juventus, Anellucci hinted this latest episode could cause the 25-year-old to reconsider his future in the Italian city.

“It is not a good moment, but they are trying to get over it,” he said. “She has left Naples to join Cavani. It is difficult to get used to the idea that these sort of things can happen to you.

“It is true that incidents of this type can happen to anybody, but the truth is they happen too often.”

Napoli have already sold winger Ezequiel Lavezzi to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, and owner Aurelio De Laurentiis said: “Cavani is not for sale, and I’ve never had any contact from Juventus.

“But if I get an offer from Torino, or anywhere else, of 100m Euros (£78million)…”