Edinson Cavani could join Chelsea as Atletico Madrid are struggling to comply with La Liga’s salary cap.
There has been ALOT OF TRANSFER SPECULATION in the media about a deal for Cavani, with many media outlets believing that he will be the big named signing that Frank Lampard needs to make an impact on the side for the second half of the season.
But despite all the talk that a deal is on the horizon, nothing has happened and many of the fans are becoming frustrated about all the speculation and rumours regarding a possible deal for the PSG star.
However, we have been handed a massive boost in their quest to land the PSG striker in the coming days from Italian Journalist Gabriele Marcotti, who believes the salary cap will stop any possible move to La Liga.
He told the Transfer Talk podcast: “You’ve got a tall, mobile, athletic striker. He turns 33 years old on Valentine’s Day, that’s the reality of it.
“So you’re kind of mad to give him anything more, in my opinion, than two-and-a-half years, max.
“Paris Saint-Germain say that they’re holding out for, what is it, €12m-€15m, €20m that they want.
“It seems like a ton of money given that he’s going to walk on a free at the end of the season.
“So it’s kind of like a game of chicken going on there. He was going to go to Atletico Madrid, as we know Atletico Madrid have serious issues obviously with the salary cap in La Liga, they have to move other players out.
“I don’t think he’d be a bad option for Chelsea.
“In fact I was speaking with a former Chelsea executive who made the point that Tammy Abraham is phenomenal but he’s played so much football.
“He’s carrying so much pressure. Maybe an impact striker, who could score goals regularly for you, take some of the pressure off him, allow him to grow and develop so that he could come back stronger and once again be the No 1 striker next year, would make sense.”