If news coming in from the Champions of Italy, Coppa Italia winner and Champions League finalist is anything to reckon with, Uruguayan forward, Edinson Cavani isn’t likely to be at Turin next season. Although a shocker, it will be coming as a good news for Chelsea who had given up hopes to sign the striker following claims that Juventus were closing on a deal with the PSG striker last week. The Old Lady’s director general, Giuseppe Marotta has however come forward to refute such claims. He says a Cavani deal wasn’t reached as the club is not ready to meet with his heavy personal wages demand. The £55 million-rated striker will hence likely be picked up by any of the EPL clubs. With Chelsea still a keen favourite.
Juventus will be selling Pogba by summer, at a price not less than £65 million, and they will also be getting millions from their Champions League final appearance (and definitely more if they win). Hence it was thought that the proceeds will go into the signing of both Palermo striker, Argentine’s Paulo Dybala and Cavani. But plans have changed, as it seems they can get Dybala, also once a Chelsea-target, to commit to the club more than Cavani. Marotta claims,
“We met several times with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini for Dybala. We’re down to the details and hope to conclude the deal soon. Cavani, however, is not a realistic target.”
As Cavani isn’t poised to carry on with life in PSG, England could be his next port of call. The Uruguay international earlier handed in a transfer request following his displeasure at the coach’s choice of position for him regularly in the lineup. Chelsea expressed interest, as he claimed he wouldn’t mind a move to the club of his childhood dreams. Now all seems to be falling right in place, and he could be available for £35 million.