Edinson Cavani to Chelsea: Striker makes transfer decision as Atletico increase £8.4m bid

With just a matter of days left to complete transfer business, Frank Lampard and Chelsea will have to get a move on should they wish to add any players to the squad before the January transfer window closes on Friday.

The Blues have been linked to a number of players, but have so far not completed any incoming business.

That, of course could all change over the next few days, as Chelsea make their move for their targets.

One of the names to be heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Paris Saint-Germain forward, as Lampard looks to add to his striking options.

But will the goalscorer be playing in London in 2020?

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…


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