Edinson Cavani has decided to pursue a move to Chelsea over one to Arsenal, according to reports in the English and Spanish press this morning.
Cavani has been a long term target for both clubs and almost signed for the Blues in 2013 before PSG offered Napoli more money. Arsene Wenger has been trying to tempt the Ligue 1 champions with selling the Uruguay international ever since but has been unwilling anything close to the asking price.
Cavani, 28, recently told PSG that he wants to leave and wants his next club to be an English one. Both Chelsea and Arsenal would take him as both are currently over reliant on first choice centre-forwards in Diego Costa and Olivier Giroud respectively. Costa suffered an injury to the ribs in Chelsea League Cup exit to Stoke City on Tuesday and was taken to hospital for scans.
As neither Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao appear capable of adequately replacing Costa Chelsea might be forced to pursue the signing of Cavani in January. PSG’s asking price is reportedly £36 million.