Chelsea try to sign Edinson Cavani on loan in January however the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s want to join Atletico Madrid is likely to see the Blues miss out.
Cavani is pushing to depart PSG within the winter window and is keen on joining Atleti, wherever he’s seemingly to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract having been impressed with Diego Simeone’s arrange for him upon his arrival.
Frank Lampard has prompt that his side are trying to find “short-term options” within the market after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, however the 32-year-old Uruguay international is a lot of interested in a project for the long run.
Chelsea’s technical adviser Claude Makelele 1st enquired regarding Cavani when discussing signing PSG youngster Kays Ruiz-Atil after a visit to his native France.
And, whereas the Blues are keen on making permanent signings within the summer, as well as Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Rb Leipzig star Timo Werner and Lyon striker Moussa Dembele , there’s a cautious approach to acquiring players over thirty.
Lampard still hopes to move on Olivier Giroud before signing a striker, though talks with inter have stalled when Matteo Politano’s move to Roma collapsed, with the Nerazzurri desperate to offload before they will settle a deal for the frenchman.
PSG are holding out for over €10 million for Cavani after rejecting the initial approaches made by Atletico, with Simeone’s side having earmarked Cedric Bakambu as their back-up possibility.
The Spanish giants are trying to dump Thomas Lemar, Sime Vrsaljko and Santiago Arias to cut their wage bill and make space for Cavani following the injury to Diego Costa.
The former Napoli star’s mother and father have each criticised PSG for their treatment of Cavani, with Thomas Tuchel keen to keep hold of his striker for the last six months of his contract.
“He desires to join another club in Europe,” Luis Cavani aforesaid.
“That would please me that he plays here [at Atletico], yes. Simeone desires him currently.
The head coach of Paris Saint-Germain has additionally aforesaid he desires him to help compete within the Champions League.
“But PSG don’t wish him to go to Atletico Madrid if he finds an agreement. i believe there’s a robust likelihood he can go to Atletico, the choice to join the club always remains in June.
“There are lots of different clubs however when you offer your word to a team, you respect it. If tomorrow, if he’s available and Atletico still want him, i believe he will sign. he’s a player who desires time to play and, today, he only plays four or six minutes per game.
PSG are treating him unfairly.”
Cavani has started simply 5 games for PSG this season with the first 3 coming in August before he suffered numerous injury issues.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have been offered Cavani however the north Londoners have instead entered talks for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose.