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Edinson Cavani to Chelsea latest: Free transfer, £8.5m bid rejected, Man United offered deal

We are into the third week of the transfer window, with clubs around Europe preparing to make their moves.

Around the Premier League, the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United are both eyeing additions to their squad, with a top four place in their sights.

Frank Lampard’s side are able to sign players after their transfer ban was shortened on appeal, and the Blues are thought to be keen on attacking reinforcements.

One name that has been linked is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan international well down the pecking order following the arrival of Mauro Icadi in the summer.

Manchester United have also been touted as a potential destination for the forward, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men missed out on the signing of Erling Haaland.

Here’s everything we know about the future of Cavani, and how the story has developed.

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Chelsea join United in race for Cavani

Chelsea and Manchester United have both reportedly made contact with Edinson Cavani about a free transfer at the end of the season.

The striker – who turns 33 in February – is coming to the end of his Paris Saint-Germain deal, and has apparently agreed terms on a potential move to Atletico Madrid.

However, L’Equipe report that Cavani is yet to sign the deal, and United have made initial contact with the striker’s representatives, while Chelsea are said to have made an opening formal enquiry.

Cavani is said to have a meeting with PSG sporting director Leonardo coming up, and could even leave the club this month depending on PSG’s flexibility and the offers they receive.

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One man that knows Cavani well, having worked together at PSG, is former Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, who was sacked by the Gunners in November.

And the Spaniard has said that Cavani would make a great signing…

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