The Blues still don’t give up on a deal.
However, it all depends on a third party.
Chelsea have been tipped to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani in case his move to Atletico Madrid faile to materialize.
“What we’re being told is that Cavani wants to play for Diego Simeone and is quite close to getting that move to Atletico Madrid”, correspondent Kaveh Solhekol told Sky Sport. “He has only got six months left on his contract but PSG are asking for about €15m euros and he is on wages of £360k per week.
“He hasn’t been playing regularly so I think it would be a big risk for Chelsea. Yes, there have been talks but I think it will only happen if this Atletico move falls apart.” In addition, Atletico president Cerezo has offered the Blues hope of landing Cavani, claiming the Spanish side don’t have a transfer agreement.
“There is absolutely nothing with the player,” hetold AS. “We need to score goals and we have great goalscorer, but what we are missing now is a bit of luck and we are not taking our chances. Transfers are always complicated but at the moment there is nothing.”