Chelsea’s summer transfer window could be one of the most important in recent years, with Manchester City way ahead of the rest and clubs like Liverpool, United and Arsenal all seemingly set to spend big again, the Blues will need to be ambitious if they want to challenge for the title again next year.

According to the Daily Star today, Chelsea are the new favourites to sign Paris St-Germain’s star striker Edinson Cavani, with the bookmaker Sky Bet backing the west London club with odds of 5/1 to get the deal done ahead of rivals such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Having joined PSG back in 2013 from Italian giants Napoli for around £53 million, the time might have come for Cavani to leave the French champions and with lingering doubts about the Uruguayan’s relationship with marquee player Neymar, it’s safe to assume there will be heightened interest in his signature this summer. The 31-year old has bagged a sensational 39 goals in 47 appearances this season – with an additional 12 assists.

Chelsea appear to favour one out and out striker in their style of play, and that is reflected in the line of players who fill and who have filled that role – most recently Olivier Giroud, Alvaro Morata, Diego Costa and Didier Drogba. Cavani is a player of a similar moult to what would fit at Stamford Bridge, and out and out goalscorer who can break up the defensive line, hold up the ball and put that it in the back of the net consistently. That’s a fact having become Paris St-Germain’s all-time leading goalscorer back in January 2018.

Real Madrid could be a fierce rival for Chelsea if Cavani is indeed a real target this summer, with Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League finalists reportedly seeking a new striker in the summer. Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all also in the mix according to the latest market speculation.

The Blues host Huddersfield and Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in the Premier League so make sure to check out the latest free tips and predictions right up until kick-off.

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