It’s not a secret that Chelsea have been looking to upgrade their attack, as Maurizio Sarri is keen to sign a striker that can improve the team’s current depth. And according to a report from the Daily Express, it seems their top alternative is none other than Edinson Cavani.
The PSG coveted forward might be available during the summer transfer window since he’s keen to leave PSG due to his “secondary” role within the team. And the aforementioned report indicates that The Blues are considering a £50 million bid for the Uruguay international.
The 31-year-old striker would be the perfect fit for Maurizio Sarri’s high-octane style. He is one of the most prolific, consistent strikers in the world and is also a high-energy player that never seems to stop running. That trait is fundamental for Sarri, who urges his players to work hard both on and off the ball.
Despite the fact Cavani will turn 32 next month, he has at least a few more years left to play at the highest level. That’s why Chelsea look so eager to sign him and pay a substantial fee despite his age.
Cavani joining Chelsea would probably mean the end of Alvaro Morata’s tenure at Chelsea. Despite the fact the Spaniard netted twice against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup this past weekend, he’s widely expected to leave the club this month. And Cavani would represent a substantial upgrade over him.