Another day in the Football Transfer Tavern, and another story linking Chelsea with a world class striker, this time courtesy of The Express.
Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to sign a new forward in the summer, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani is believed to be on his most wanted list.
And Chelsea’s interest is set to intensify following the news that the Uruguayan striker is unhappy with his role at the Parc Des Princes.
Cavani became the most expensive footballer in Ligue 1 history when he joined PSG from Napoli last summer for £60 million.
The 27-year-old has gone some way to repaying that price tag, with 21 goals to his name so far this season.
However, Cavani has remained coy on whether he will start next season in the French capital.
“Will I remain at Paris next term? We will see at the end of the season,” he told French paper L’Equipe when asked about his future.
“I am fine in Paris, but obviously there are things we have to talk about with the club, things we need to do in a different way.”
Cavani has often been deployed in a wide position by coach Laurent Blanc, and insists he prefers to be played as a striker in a 4-4-2 formation.
“But for a forward used to scoring and which has to do defensive tasks now, it is not easy,” Cavani continued.
“I don’t want to talk about sacrifices because making efforts has always been part of my game. But now I am more defensive and it is more difficult because when you came, it was with other ideas and other views about your position in the team and the club.
“Playing in 4-4-2 was my vision of the team when I joined Paris. It is one of the arguments that motivated me to sign in that club. Let’s terminate Le Championnat and we will see what will happen.”
Is this the exit hint that Chelsea have been waiting for? Are Chelsea more likely to land Cavani than they are Diego Costa? Let us know your thoughts below.
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