Blues chase Cavani…
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Chelsea are already planning for this summer, and are apparently readying a mammoth £40m plus David Luiz deal for PSG’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, reckons CaughtOffside.
It’s no secret that the Blues want a world-class striker in the summer, and although Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa is the favourite to arrive at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho has earmarked Cavani as a potential blockbuster arrival, too.
The rumoured deal would include Brazilian centre-half David Luiz, although the West London club would also be prepared to pay the side they conquered in the Champions League quarterfinals up to £40m on top.
David Luiz has only started 15 top flight matches for Chelsea this term, failing to win a place in the side in defence due to the form of John Terry and Gary Cahill.
PSG have arguably the world’s best central defender in Thiago Silva, who plays alongside David Luiz for Brazil. The pair are expected to line up this summer at the World Cup for the hosts, so a move could be enticing for both the 26-year-old defender and the French club as well.
Cavani has not been given the opportunities up top his talent deserves, because Zlatan Ibrahimovic has the spearhead striker role to himself. As a result, he could relish the opportunity to test himself in the most exciting and most watched league in world football.