£25.5m-plus-Edin Dzeko wasn’t enough, £34m-plus-Fernando Torres wasn’t enough. Surely if Roman Abramovich can afford it, it’s probably a bit too pricey.
It’s all about the money, money, money.
Unless your Paris St. Germain that is, les Parisiens are prepared to meet Edison Cavani’s buy-out clause paving the way for a big money move to Paris.
Why not? Crazier things have happened this transfer window. Remember Falcao signed for Monaco! Newly installed boss Laurent Blanc revealed that he ‘loves’ Cavani and that the club are interested.
The hot news coming out of Ligue 1 earlier in the week was that les Parisiens were in talks ‘with a great player’.
This prompted speculation that they may have made a late move for the striker, which Blanc has now confirmed.
He told reporters: "I love Cavani, yes we are interested."
Real were also reported to be interested and if Cavani does make the move to PSG, Real will have missed out on another transfer target having earlier missed out on Neymar.
With les Parisiens entering the race for his signature, there are now 4 financial powerhouses vying for the Uruguan.
Cavani is believed to be keen on a move to England though. And Chelsea and the opportunity to work with Jose Mourinho is seen to be his preferred choice, plus of course Jose speaks Italian, doesn’t he?