Claude Makelele, youth coach and technical mentor at Chelsea, has reportedly held talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a attainable transfer for Edinson Cavani.
Cavani turns into a free agent when his PSG contract expires in the summer season and has handed in a switch request as he seeks a brand new problem away from the Parc des Princes.
Manchester United and Tottenham, each in want of attacking reinforcements, have been closely linked with Cavani and Chelsea have additionally registered a powerful curiosity in the 32-year-old this January.
But Atletico Madrid are in pole place to sign Cavani regardless of having an preliminary €10million (£8.5m) supply rejected for the Uruguay worldwide.
According to Goal, Chelsea coach Makelele raised the prospect of signing Cavani throughout a latest assembly with PSG over one other of their gamers, 17-year-old midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil.
Though Cavani has struggled with damage issues and has solely made 4 league begins for PSG this time period, the French champions are reluctant to promote the striker for a cut-price charge.
Asked about Cavani’s future on the weekend, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel admitted: ‘I am not sure that Edinson Cavani will be here in February.’
PSG sporting director Leonardo added: ‘We’ve at all times stated the identical factor. We have been hoping he would keep with the membership, however right this moment (Sunday) he requested to depart.
‘We’re finding out the scenario. We’ve had a proposal from Atletico Madrid, however that proposal was not commensurate with the participant’s worth.’
Earlier this week, Frank Lampard hinted at a possible transfer Cavani as he seems for short-term options up entrance for Chelsea.
Asked about Cavani, the Chelsea supervisor replied: ‘He’s an excellent participant. I performed towards him and I at all times beloved his mentality and his angle and clearly his goalscoring document speaks for itself.
‘I’m not completely conscious of what the scenario is, so we’ll see.’
‘He’s an skilled participant however so are many different gamers on the market.
‘We are young as a squad, and we know about the transitions, so the idea of bringing in experience is certainly not something I’m trying away from as a result of typically the youthful gamers want a little bit of assist.
‘If that’s the case then that will assist us.’