Edinson Cavani to Chelsea: Blues boost as Atletico deny interest, PSG name price, Piatek option

The January transfer window is slowly edging towards its conclusion.

There are now just over three days for clubs to make signings that can have an impact on the second half of their season.

Chelsea are yet to make a signing this month, or in fact under head coach Frank Lampard, given their FIFA imposed transfer embargo last summer.

One player they have continually been linked with is Uruguayan hitman Edinson Cavani. But they face competition for his signature.

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

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