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Chelsea ponder move for PSG star Edinson Cavani

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is weighing up a last-minute move for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

Cavani, 32, had been set for a move to Atletico Madrid but the deal has collapsed. Atletico bosses were apparently unwilling to pay more than £15 million for a player who is out of contract in the summer. In addition, they would have had to have sold a big earned to accommodate Cavani’s wages – said to be more than 300,000 per week – and that didn’t materialise.

This means that Chelsea could come in and bid for the player. The Blues are light up front with Tammy Abraham injures and Lampard not appearing to rate either Olivier Giroud or Michy Batshuayi. Cavani would fit the bill and would be relatively cheap in terms of fee, and the club could afford his wages.

It is known that Cavani wants out of PSG, preferably before this transfer window shuts, and a move to London could appeal to the Uruguayan.

However, whether it comes off is another matter. PSG and Cavani could decide to sit tight until the summer – he could have a part to play in the Champions League knockout stages.