Chelsea are reported to be monitoring the situation of Edinson Cavani as the club make plans to reinforce their goalscoring options during the summer transfer window. The Uruguayan striker, apparently unsettled with Paris Saint-Germain, has also been linked with Manchester United.
Cavani signed for PSG for €64.5 million in July of last year and, although he has scored 25 goals this season, the 27-year-old’s future at the Parc des Princes is unclear. It is claimed Cavani is frustrated at his lack of opportunities playing as a centre-forward, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic the favoured choice in this position. Cavani may leave to have his request met, and any proposed transfer would help PSG fall more readily in line with UEFA’s FFP regulations.
According to the Daily Mail, Cavani is one of the targets under consideration from Chelsea with Jose Mourinho desperate to recruit a forward of some repute, although Manchester United would appear to have the most serious interest.
Chelsea are expected to complete the acquisition of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, and the club are unlikely to sign another marquee player unless they sell first. Manchester United, meanwhile, are reported to have already made initial moves to sign Cavani.
The club are aware of the player’s unrest and would reportedly be ready to sanction a club record fee to bring Cavani to Old Trafford. Cavani is valued at around £60 million, and Manchester United are prepared to spend big following the appointment of their new manager.