Chelsea are busy planning their January transfer moves with the aim of strengthening their team for the second half of the season.
Frank Lampard’s team is able to sign the players after their transfer ban has been reduced on appeal and the Blues are thought to be excited to attack the reinforcements.
One name that has been linked is the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan international at the bottom of the rankings after Mauro Icadi’s arrival in the summer.
Manchester United was also advertised as a potential destination for the forward after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lost Erling Haaland’s signature.
Here is all we know about Cavani’s future and how history has developed.
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Chelsea join United in the race for Cavani
Chelsea and Manchester United have reportedly both contacted Edinson Cavani for 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 on the conditions for a potential transfer to Atletico Madrid.
However, the team reports that Cavani has yet to sign the deal and that United has made initial contacts with the attacker’s representatives, while Chelsea are said to have launched a formal investigation.
Cavani is said to have a meeting with PSG sports director Leonardo and may even leave the club this month depending on the flexibility of the PSG and the offers it receives.
Emery on Cavani
A man who knows Cavani well, having worked with PSG, is the former Arsenal coach Unai Emery, who was fired by the Gunners in November.
And the Spaniard said that Cavani would be an excellent signature for any club in Europe.
Speaking with the Spanish radio station El Larguero as translated by Marca, the former head of Arsenal said: “He is a competitive animal, a winner and someone who trains in the highest demand.
“From the outside I don’t see so difficult that it can come to this winter market. He is very passionate and it would be a magnificent signature.”
Tottenham said to make a move
Former Tottenham forward Darren Bent invited Jose Mourinho to make a move for the forward in January to cover the loss of Harry Kane due to an injury.
The England striker will be out of action at least until April, which means that the Spurs are running out of hitting options.
“So Spurs must now sign a center forward in this transfer window,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“Not one to backup Harry Kane when he returns, they need one to come in NOW that is ready to go.
“We talked about Cavani – your boyfriend is here! Go get him! He’s getting old but he can still do a job.”
Dembele “accepts” personal terms
Edinson Cavani may be one of Chelsea’s reported targets, but another comes in the form of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
And according to The Transfer Window podcast several weeks ago, Dembele agreed on personal terms with Chelsea for a January move.
However, it seems unlikely that Lyon will sanction a sale in light of President Jean-Michel Aulas’ comments, which could see the Blues making a concerted effort to sign Cavani this month or summer.
PSG ready to sell for £ 25m – Athletic interested
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Atletico Madrid refused an offer of £ 8.5 million for Cavani, with PSG requesting at least € 30 million to split up.
The report says that agent Gil Marin traveled to Paris to conclude an agreement.
Atletico targets Lacazette if the Cavani deal cannot be reached
According to Marca, Atletico Madrid will offer Thomas Lemar in exchange for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Atletico is still interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but if an agreement for the Uruguayan national team cannot be reached, the report says that La Liga would consider an exchange contract with Lacazette.
Diego Simeone’s team was previously linked to the Arsenal striker, before moving to the Emirates from Lyon in 2017.
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Man United “offered” Cavani for free
According to the MEN, Manchester United was offered the opportunity to sign Cavani on a free transfer in the summer.
The report says PSG won’t leave Cavani this month, but the Uruguayan striker may be leaving in the summer without the prospect of signing a new deal at Parc des Princes.
What did Tuchel say?
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said he wants Cavani to stay, although he hasn’t ruled out an exit for the attacker.
“If there can be departures and arrivals in the group? It’s still possible in football, I can’t say,” Tuchel told Canal +.
“Cavani? We have to ask Edi the question. He is injured. He felt something in training and could not be there [against Monaco]. If I want you to stay? It is better, to achieve our goals, to have it, yes. “