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Edinson Cavani latest: Chelsea submit loan bid, £5m fee, striker’s father sends Man Utd message

Chelsea’s lack of depth in their striking department was highlighted in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

The Blues took a one-goal lead against the 10-men of Arsenal, but failed to kill the game off, which allowed the Gunners to eventually score a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.

One name that has been touted as a potential solution to Chelsea’s profligacy in front of goal is Edinson Cavani.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been heavily linked with a move away, amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, with the Uruguayan international out of contract in the summer in the French capital.

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 animal, a winner and someone that trains in the highest demand.

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