Joe Cole has discussed Napoli attacker Edinson Cavani, who is reportedly wanted by Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The Telegraph reports that the Blues have made an enquiry for the 32-year-old and want to try bring him to Stamford Bridge.
It is explained that Chelsea will battle Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United for the striker, who has handed in a transfer request to try force a move this month.
Cavani has five goals in 14 appearances this campaign for PSG due to stiff competition in attack, but he’s still a top forward that managed 23 goals in 33 games last season for the French giants.
The Uruguay international has been a goal machine for the last decade across European football, but has never tested himself in the Premier League.
Chelsea legend Cole has described Cavani as a “ruthelsss” player and suggested he could be a decent mentor for the club’s current number nine Tammy Abraham.
“Is he looking at players like Cavani? Experienced players who have a proven track record of being ruthless, putting the ball in the back of the net at the high, high level. Does the club need to bring in a player like that to help Tammy?” Cole said on BT Sport 1 (10:35pm, 21 January).
Abraham, 22, has done a great job in the first-team during his debut senior season after graduating through the academy and developing out on loan.
He’s up to 15 goals and six assists in all competitions this campaign for the Blues, while Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud have acted as cover.
Cavani is a step up in class to the existing strikers on the Stamford Bridge books and there is no reason why the powerhouse couldn’t still deliver at the top level.
He has been such a clinical and calm finisher over the years, which is why it seems like a no-brainer on paper to try wrap up a January deal for him.
Abraham would learn so much from training with him, while Lampard will need to rotate during a busy schedule in the second half of the season.