Lampard handed transfer blow in race for transfer target

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been handed a huge transfer blow in the race for Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani.

According to The Sun, Cavani is set to turn down a move to Chelsea in favour of joining Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

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The Uruguayan’s brother and agent has jetted to the Spanish capital to hold further talks with the club as he haggles over a potential wage packet.

Cavani is keen on leaving PSG this month after falling down the pecking order. He was also left out of Sunday’s victory over Lille, fuelling speculation that his move away from Ligue 1 was edging closer.

The report claims Cavani could be unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player before Friday ahead of the Madrid derby with Real on Saturday.

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