Edinson Cavani to Chelsea latest: Striker ‘wants Man United transfer’, talks opened, £23m fee

Chelsea are reportedly starting to make their moves in the January transfer window.

Frank Lampard will be keen to add depth to his attacking options after the defeat to Newcastle at the weekend, with the lack of depth behind Tammy Abraham starting to become a problem.

One player who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan international out of contract in the summer in the French capital.

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, and with Marcus Rashford now out injured for several months.

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.

Emery on Cavani

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 for any club in Europe.

Talking to Spanish radio station El Larguero as translated by Marca, the former Arsenal boss said: “He is a competitive…