The big problem Chelsea could face in signing Cavani

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Chelsea are keen on signing PSG striker Edinson Cavani this January, as Blues boss Frank Lampard admitted that the Uruguay international is interesting the club.

Asked about Cavani, the Chelsea manager said: “He’s a great player. I played against him and I always loved his mentality and his attitude and obviously his goalscoring record speaks for itself. I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see.

“He’s an experienced player but so are many other players out there.

“We are young as a squad, and we know about the transitions, so the idea of bringing in experience is certainly not something I’m looking away from because sometimes the younger players need a bit of help. If that’s the case then that may help us.”

However, the Blues could face difficulties in signing the 32-year-old who’s in the final year of his contract with PSG due to his enormous wages.

Cavani currently earns around £360,000-a-week in the French capital and is reluctant to take a pay cut.

Currently, N’Golo Kante is Chelsea’s highest paid player, and the Frenchman earns £290,000 per week.

Meanwhile, Chelsea youth coach and technical mentor Claude Makelele, has reportedly held talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Edinson Cavani.

According to Goal, coach Makelele raised the prospect of signing Cavani during a recent meeting with PSG over another of their players, 17-year-old midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil.

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