Lampard warned Chelsea’s move for international attacker is a gamble

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been warned Chelsea’s move for PSG and Uruguay international striker Edison Cavani is a gamble.

Lampard is keen on adding a proven goalscorer to the squad. The Blues have registered more shots on goal this season than Premier League leaders Liverpool but have one of the worst conversion rates in the Premier League.

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Asked about Chelsea’s move for Cavani, ex-Blue Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT: “If you can get him, he’s available and he can come at the right price, yes.

“Cavani has scored unbelievable goals for PSG, he always gets chances, every time I’ve watched him he gets chances to score.

“You don’t want to bring in people who are going to unsettle it slightly, but, if it works for the club, yes it’s a really good deal.

“What we’re seeing in this market is that loan deals are more realistic than buying players at the moment.”

“It would be a gamble [to sign Cavani],” Cascarino added. “I think they can just move it around slightly.

“I’ve never quite understood why Giroud has been cast aside so quickly. He did brilliantly for Arsenal and he came to Chelsea, and he wasn’t the no.1 choice but then became the no.1 choice – and he leads the line for France.

“I think it’s strange that he’s been pushed aside.

“Tammy did really well and has become the no.1, but he’s now had the dip every young player has, and Chelsea should have always prepared for that.”

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