Cavani hands in transfer request/Lampard on possible Chelsea swoop

Speculation surrounding the future of out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani has moved up another notch this evening, after it was confirmed that he has submitted a transfer request.

PSG stint

Veteran hitman Cavani, now 32, has enjoyed an illustrious career in Europe over the last decade.

On the back of prolific spells with both Palermo and Napoli in Italy, Cavani was snapped up by Ligue 1 giants PSG in the summer of 2013, for a fee believed to be around €64 million.

And the Uruguayan’s stellar goal-scoring exploits have since unsurprisingly continued in France.

All told, across over 250 appearances in the colours of the capital giants, Cavani has racked up a sensational 195 goals.

The last couple of seasons, however, have seen the South American’s game-time begin to dwindle.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – OCTOBER 18: Edinson Cavani of PSG celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Kylian Mbappe of PSG during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on October 18, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After being afforded 20 Ligue 1 starts during the 2018/19 campaign, Cavani has followed up with just 4 more to this point this term.

This comes on the back of Mauro Icardi’s summer arrival from Inter Milan.

Cavani eyeing exit

As such, with Icardi expected to maintain the mantle of first-choice centre-forward at the Parc des Princes over the seasons to come, mounting speculation linking Cavani with a departure has come as little surprise.

The outfit most persistently-tipped as a landing spot for the hitman, meanwhile, have been Atletico Madrid.

In fact, it has even been claimed that a pre-contract agreement is already in place for Cavani to make the move to the Spanish capital in the summer, when his deal with PSG expires.

Atleti, however, are far from the only club to have been named as a potential destination.

In England, the likes of Arsenal, Manchester…