Chelsea have being urged to steal a march on Manchester United by completing the signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in the January transfer window.
The Uruguay international has requested a transfer from the French champions after finding himself further down the pecking order this season.
The 32-year-old has been linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid and United, but Chelsea have also been credited with an interest.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has made it clear that the club are looking to bring in another forward to help lighten the load on Tammy Abraham this season.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a breakout campaign at Stamford Bridge and has netted himself 13 Premier League goals so far.
Lampard has started his tenure at the club well despite not being able to sign any players in the summer, but his squad is in need of some more experience.
And former Blues midfielder Joe Cole reckons Cavani could prove to be the perfect tonic for the young Chelsea side.
“Chelsea only got the transfer ban lifted in December but I think Roman’s pockets might be burning a bit” he told BT Sport.
Chelsea have been urged to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG
“He will want to spend some money. But it’s important that you get the right players. Who’s available in January?
“There’s talk of Cavani. I think if you can get him through the door that would be unbelievable.
“If Frank takes this Chelsea team to fourth in his first opportunity in the Premier League then that’s an unbelievable job.
“If you can get the right player, sure, but there’s no need to panic because the lads are doing great.”
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