Edinson Cavani to Chelsea: PSG make £12.6m demand, Lampard’s first choice signing, Piatek option

Chelsea are still looking for a new striker.

But they have just over three days to get a deal done if they are to have competition for Tammy Abraham in the final few months of the season.

The January transfer window shuts at 11pm on Friday and a deal for Edinson Cavani to leave Paris Saint-Germain has yet to be completed.

The Uruguayan has plenty of interest from around Europe, with Chelsea keen to tie down a deal for the 32-year-old hitman.

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 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 in…


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