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Edinson Cavani to Chelsea: Blues’ huge transfer boost as striker ‘rejects £10m Man United’ move

The January transfer window will soon be closed.

There is less than a week of the winter window to go and Chelsea are still waiting to dip their toe into the market.

The Blues did have a transfer embargo, but that was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

And they have been linked with plenty of players so far this January.

One of those they’ve been heavily linked to is Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

But will he be making a move to London this month?

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.

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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.

“From the outside I do not see it so difficult that he can come…

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