Chelsea have reportedly lined up a stunning £50 million bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s goalscorer Edinson Cavani to solve our problems in front of goal, according to Daily Mail.
Despite scoring a brace in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Alvaro Morata has struggled to settle at Stamford Bridge and could be in line for a move back to Spain with Sevilla refusing to rule out a move.
Cavani has scored 13 goals in 18 games for Paris Saint Germain this season and the Blues see the Uruguayan striker as the perfect replacement for Morata.
Chelsea have scored the fewest goals (38) of the Premier League’s top six teams and signing a proven goalscorer is a priority for Chelsea this month.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has tried playing Olivier Giroud up front, as well as moving Eden Hazard into a central role in an attempt to solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problem. While using Hazard as a false nine has proved effective, Sarri is looking for a more permanent solution by signing a striker that can bang in the goals for Chelsea.
Hazard is not keen playing as a false nine and prefers playing from the left wing with the license to roam, combining with a more orthodox centre forward.
Chelsea have been linked with a number of strikers including Napoli’s Gonazolo Higuain and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson but Cavani appears to be Sarri’s primary target in the January transfer window.
Signing Cavani won’t be an easy task as Chelsea would face competition from China with a number of clubs reportedly prepared to offer a huge sum for him to make the move.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas made his final appearance in a Chelsea shirt in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday ahead of his move to Monaco.
Fabregas was given a standing ovation by Chelsea fans when replaced by N’Golo Kante in the 85th minute and the Spaniard was emotional as he left the pitch.
Fabregas all but confirmed his move away from Chelsea after the match, saying: “I can’t say anything out of respect for Chelsea but everyone knows the situation.”