Edinson Cavani to Chelsea: Atletico Madrid out of transfer running, talks confirmed

Only two days of the January transfer window remain.

Chelsea are still searching for attacking reinforcements in the final few days, and one player they have continually been linked with is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. But they face competition for his signature.

Will the Uruguay international be playing in London by next week?

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.

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 this winter market. He is very passionate and would be a magnificent signing.”

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