Why Atletico Madrid are favourites to land Cavani despite Chelsea and Man U interest » Chelsea News

Chelsea have been linked with Edinson Cavani in recent days as they look to secure a backup striker for the rest of the season and beyond.

News from the continent in recent days has hinted that the Blues are in the hunt, but the latest updates, coming today, indicate that Atletico Madrid are in “active negotiations” with the PSG striker.

Get French Football News, always a reliable site when it comes to Gallic football (not Gaelic Football) reported it as follows:

Atletico Madrid are in active negotiations with PSG about signing 32-year-old striker Edinson Cavani this month; RMC confirm Manchester United & Chelsea interest https://t.co/TGyi8pkTH7

— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 7, 2020

Frankly, if Atletico are in the chase we’re not sure how good our chances are. Of course there’s always the possibility we offer a massive sum of money, but apart from that Madrid appear to be a much better option that us.

They are still in their country’s title race (just about), they have some of Cavani’s Uruguayan mates in their squad, and they can offer him the starting role in the team without hesitation.

We can’t do that. we have Tammy.

Doesn’t it feel odd to live in a world where our youth team striker is blocking our transfer for former world class players? We love it.