The January transfer window has been open since the start of the month, but as of yet the Blues have not made a registering despite Frank Lampard admits he needs to bolster his attacking options.
“In attacking regions, because we will need to be clinical,” he said when asked about his priorities after the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United. “I would not say’a goalscorer’ but we will need to be more clinical in the box concerning our front line.
“When we strike and spend a whole lot of time around the opposition’s box, we’ve chipped in with a few goals from midfield and also have those who are able to arrive from midfield, but the wider reality is that we need more goals in the front line.”
The 32-year-old is out of contract in the Parc des Princes in the summer and has already submitted a transfer request amid connections to the Blues in addition to Manchester United.
“Edinson Cavani has requested to leave this month,” PSG sporting manager Leonardo revealed when talking after the 1-0 win against Lorient from the Coupe de France last weekend.
“We’re studying the circumstance. We had an offer from Atletico Madrid, we didn’t accept it,” Leonardo added.
The fantastic news for the Blues is that Cavani will not be heading to Old Trafford, but the bad news is that The Athletic is asserting that the Uruguayan favors a move to La Liga.
And he could turn into an Atletico player in the coming days.
Based on RMC Sport, via Get Football News France, the La Liga outfit – that had been held to a goalless draw by Leganes on Sunday – will start another bid for Cavani on Monday.
Moreover, the report says that Atletico will improve their initial offer of €10m (£8.4m) by €5m (£4.2m) meaning the next bid will be in the area of €15m (£12m).
Although, PSG are thought to be holding out for €25m (£21m), as that would allow them to comply with FFP regulation rules.
That said, it is understood that Madrid are convinced their enhanced bid will be sufficient to convince PSG thus handing a blow to Chelsea in their hunt for a new forward with deadline day quickly approaching.