Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Uruguayan hitman Edinson Cavani this summer, according to reports from The Daily Mail.

Cavani’s agents are said to be in London as he considers a move away from PSG just 7 months since joining.

The 26-year-old frontman has been in lethal form this season, scoring 20 goals in 29 games as PSG look to capture their second straight Ligue 1 title and also make a huge impact in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
However, Cavani is thought to be unsettled at playing a sidekick role to strike partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Cavani has been forced into playing a wide role to accommodate Ibrahimovic playing in a lone central position.

Naturally, the rumours of his unsettled attitude at PSG alerted Europe’s top clubs and Manchester United and Chelsea appear ready to battle it out for his coveted signature.

PSG will not sell cheaply though, and will look to make a profit on the £54m spent to bring Cavani to Paris last summer.

Having spent £37m on Juan Mata in January, David Moyes would really assert his authority and continue to rebuild at Manchester United with another big-name signing. He would add more firepower to an already excellent forward line.

As for Chelsea, it could well be the final piece of the puzzle. Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres are all rumoured to go this summer and Mourinho may look to Cavani to lead the line in what has been a problematic area for the Blues since the departure of Didier Drogba.

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