Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani has hinted that he may be prepared to leave the club in the summer after growing tired of being used in a 4-3-3 formation. This would be good news for Chelsea, who have been looking at him as one of the transfer targets apart from Diego Costa. There was talk of Cavani joining Chelsea last summer itself, but the £62 million transfer to PSG made it unfeasible for Chelsea to compete.
After a mediocre campaign in which he has largely been overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he can be potentially bought for much less than £62 million. Jose Mourinho hinted after the Crystal Palace defeat that he may have to bring in a new striker in order to make the team compete for the title. Cavani’s latest words will be a major boost ahead of the Champions League quarter-final tie. According to L’Equipe, he said:
“Will I remain at Paris next term? We will see at the end of the season. 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.
“For a forward used to scoring and which has to do defensive tasks now, it is not easy. Playing in 4-4-2 was my vision of the team when I joined Paris.”
Chelsea will not be the only club competing for his signature. Manchester United, Manchester City, and Real Madrid will all be in the race. There has been no doubt that Ibrahimovic has been quite stunning, but Cavani has not been having a bad season by any standards. He has 23 goals in 39 appearances, which is much better than the likes of Torres and Demba Ba.
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Regarding the interest from Chelsea, he said:
“Indeed, Chelsea was very attracted to me last summer, but what is really important in their transfers? PSG showed real trust and real determination to include me in their project. When you pay such transfer fee, that is a proof you really want the player.”
The only stumbling block maybe the lengthy contract he still has with PSG. Unless the French outfit go in search of marquee names once again, he will not be allowed to leave.