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Edinson Cavani’s Wage Demands Could Scupper Chelsea’s Move For PSG Forward

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Edinson Cavani’s Wage Demands Could Scupper Chelsea’s Move For PSG Forward

Edinson Cavani’s Wage Demands Could Scupper Chelsea’s Move For PSG Forward

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has emerged as a target for Chelsea, something Blues manager Frank Lampard did not deny ahead of his side’s hosting of Arsenal this week. But, according to the Evening Standard, the Uruguayan star’s wage demands could see a potential deal fall through.

Cavani, 32, is keen on leaving PSG this month, although his contract with the French outfit dries up in the summer. He is reported to have handed in a transfer request as he’s not content with being behind the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the pecking order.

PSG are open to letting the striker leave and, per the report, want £15 in exchange for his signature. However, it is understood that Cavani is unwilling to take a cut from his current £360,000-a-week wages and wants a minimum of 18 months attached to any deal he signs.

The Uruguay international is still one of the most fearsome strikers in Europe but, given his age, it’s understandable why suitors would balk at his demands. If the Blues were to give in, they’d be agreeing to pay him £19 million per season and, added to his transfer fee and what would likely be a huge signing bonus, they could pay in excess of £50 million for a player who turns 33 next month.

Lampard, though, has stopped short of ruling out a move for the goal scorer.

“He is a great player, I played against him and I always loved his mentality and attitude, and obviously his goalscoring record speaks for itself,” the Blues boss said. "I'm not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we'll see. He's an experienced player, but so are many others out there"

Lampard’s first season in charge of his old club has yielded inconsistent results but, up to this point, it’s gone a lot better than it could have gone. A loss to Newcastle United on Saturday did plenty to sour things for the fans, many of whom have expressed a desire to see the club bring Cavani in as competition for Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea were tipped to finish in the top six under Lampard this season, given their transfer ban and the fact that the manager only coached a single season in the Championship before being appointed by the club last summer. They’ve maintained a presence in the top four so far and are 2/5 to end the campaign there with Bet365. Leicester City, currently third in the Premier League standings, are 1/5 to remain there until the end of the season while Manchester United are 5/2.

There are plenty of outrights to bet on till then and you could head to Freebets.com to check out the best deals, promotions and enhanced offers available where the Premier League is concerned. As for the top six, the Blues are 1/20, Leicester are 1/100, United are 2/7 and Tottenham Hotspur is at 8/13.

Surely, bringing a striker like Cavani in would help solidify Chelsea’s place in the top four but the transfer window does not have that much longer to go and, with Manchester United also thought to be keen on the Uruguayan, who knows how this pursuit will turn out?

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