Chelsea are reportedly prepared to let their pursuit of Edinson Cavani go down to the wire, with Atletico Madrid also interested in the experienced forward.
Current Blues striker Tammy Abraham limped off in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal after injuring his ankle, causing manager Frank Lampard to once again reiterate his desire to sign an attacker this month
“You can’t say we will definitely sign a striker but we are looking,” he said after the game. “If you don’t score enough goals then you won’t win enough games.
“I hope [Abraham’s] not [out for several weeks], but then if he is then yes, we do have the players to cope. But we can’t finish.
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“We get into the box and we could have had three or four goals today. We are having shots, having crosses and lots of ‘ooh’ moments for the crowd.
“But we have to be clinical. Do we need to put the ball in the back of the net more? Yes. That’s clear. Our chance conversion is one of the worst in the league.”
According to a report from the Telegraph , Chelsea are keen on a move for Cavani, who recently handed in a transfer request at PSG .
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The veteran forward wants a new challenge and the report states that the Blues are willing to wait until the end of the window to try and tempt the Uruguayan to Stamford Bridge.
However, Starsport understands that the Blues will miss out on the prolific forward.
The club have made an offer to take him on loan but Cavani has already agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid and given then his word that he will move to Spain.
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