As Chelsea’s Premier League troubles continue, The Sun claim they may turn to Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani to solve their problems.
But with Chelsea in turmoil and PSG flying high in Ligue 1, is a move to London really in the striker’s best interests?
Cavani has been linked with a Premier League move as far back as his days with Napoli. In the end it was PSG who stumped up the €64.5 million to bring him to France.
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Now in his third season in Paris, the Uruguayan continues to attract suitors. And it is no surprise that Chelsea are again interested, as the goals certainly haven’t dried up.
The striker hit 31 goals last season and has already begun this year’s campaign in a similar scoring vein, with nine goals in 15 matches.
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Key to PSG
While the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel Di Maria have garnered much of the praise and attention in the PSG side, Cavani has played his part as a reliable source of goals.
Still, the Uruguayan is unlikely to be happy playing second fiddle to Ibrahimovic, especially as he is shifted to an unflavoured left-wing role in order to accommodate the Swede.
Many question whether the two can ever form a fruitful partnership, with Cavani at times thriving in Zlatan’s absence and vice versa. However, there have been small signs that the two are beginning to click, each providing two league assists for each other this year.
With Ibrahimovic turning 35 next year and out of contract at the end of the season, there is the chance that Cavani can usurp Zlatan as PSG’s undisputed first-choice striker.
Should he go to Chelsea, he would have to compete with either Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao or Loic Remy for a starting spot.
Are Chelsea a step up?
Many would agree that Chelsea are far from the dominant side who walked over teams last season. In fact, their current form could see them miss out on Champions League football next season. Leaving the currently all-conquering PSG to hop onto a sinking ship makes little sense.
Cavani will know how his side stack up against the Londoners, with the Parisians knocking Jose Mourinho’s side out of the Champions League last season.
This season provides just as much promise that they can go even further in the prestigious competition and possibly secure an unprecedented quadruple.
But with PSG winning the league at a canter each season, maybe at some point Cavani may want to test himself in the Premier League. And he may well end up at Stamford Bridge.
Make no mistake, they are still a huge and successful club. But at this moment in time, avoiding the turmoil and uncertainty surrounding Chelsea seems the best option for him.
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