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Chelsea Working Hard To Sign £165,000-A-Week Star To Replace Drogba

Chelsea are close to landing their long time target Edinson Cavani from French giant Paris Saint-Germain as a deal is expected to be done next summer.

The Uruguan joined the french outfit from Italian side Napoli in the summer of 2013 in a deal worth £55.6m but looks to have struggled to find his feet at Parc des Princes. He has been unable to pin down a starter shirt at the club and has looked unsettled after his first season.

Chelsea are ready to pounce on the situation and give the 27-year-old former Palermo of Italy man an escape rout in order to get his career back on track. The blues already have in their rank three strikers- Diego Costa, Loic Remy and the legendary Didier Drogba.

But with Drogba set to retire by the end of the current season, Chelsea may look to Edinson Cavani as the man to take his place. Diego Costa is already seen as the first choice striker and Loic Remy has come good coming from the bench but Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho would like to have a handful of Strikers to choose from thus providing healthy competition among his strikers.

Chelsea may however, not be willing to pay as much as Paris Saint-Germain paid to get him from Napoli as they believe the striker’s market value has depreciated over the year. It is not known yet what PSG will demand for the player, but it is believed they will do a deal in a cut-price fee for the Uruguan international.

Edinson Cavani was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world during his days at Palermo and Napoli. An out and out centre forward tormenting defenders with his direct runs, aggression and clinical finishes. Lots of top European clubs were jostling for his signature but it was the Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s mega rich PSG that broke the bank to sign him in a club record £55.6m five years deal.

He has however struggled to settle down at the club. The presence of big, prolific and in-form Zlatan Ibrahimovic means he could not get a regular playing time in his preferred centre forward position and has often been played wide on the flank or as a second striker none of which he is used to at his previous clubs.

With Ibrahimovic not looking like slowing down even at 32, scoring goals every other game, there is increasing speculations that Cavani may need to find opportunity elsewhere. Host of English clubs were linked to the player but non seemed to materialise to a move.

But it seems Chelsea are now in poll position to sign the player they have always been linked to right from his days at Napoli and a move may well be on the card at the end of the season.

He will be a great addition to Chelsea. His direct style of play will also come in handy at the Blues. The 27-year-old will bring competition to the Chelsea forward line hence, bringing out the best out of each player. Diego Costa will be many preferred choice but Chelsea can play with two strikers. Even if both can’t play together at a time, who says having two world class strikers in a club is not good.

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