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Chelsea have been one of the frontrunners to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker has fallen down the pecking order at PSG and is keen on leaving the French club with six months left in his contract.
Cavani isn’t close to joining Chelsea after the striker’s father, Luis Cavani, revealed his son wants to join Atletico Madrid.
“He wants to join another club in Europe,” Cavani’s father said in an interview with Spanish television programme El Chiringuito.
“That would please me that he plays here (at Atletico), yes.
“(Diego) Simeone wants him now (in January).
“The head coach of Paris Saint-Germain (Thomas Tuchel) has also said he needs him to help compete in the Champions League.
“But PSG do not want him to go to Atletico Madrid if he finds an agreement.
“I think there is a strong chance he will go to Atletico, the option to join the club (Atletico) always remains in June.
“’There are lots of other clubs but when you give your word to a team, you respect it. If tomorrow, if he is available and Atletico still want him, I think he will sign.
“He is a player who needs time to play and today, he only plays four or six minutes per game. PSG are treating him unfairly.”
Cavani has played just 14 times in all competitions this season, scoring on five occasions.