Chelsea’s reported loan bid for Edinson Cavani is likely to fail, says Goal’s latest report on the situation, with PSG unsurprisingly not interested in loaning out their veteran striker, who’s already worth more to them than a transfer fee of €10m that Atlético Madrid have offered and had seen rejected.
Cavani may be out of contract in the summer, but PSG do not want to lose his services as backup for such a low fee (as Marca had reported a couple weeks ago already). Considering that Chelsea were only offering about £5m in loan fees, our bid probably never had a fighting chance.
None of this is not sitting well with Cavani’s parents, who have taken to Spanish radio to complain about PSG’s treatment of their magnificent boy.
“We understand PSG’s position. But what I do not understand, is that they want him to stay and then they play him for like 6 minutes. They are not behaving well with him, with everything that he has given to PSG… I am angry because they are not behaving well. If, you are not using him, let him go to a club that needs goals like Atletico Madrid.”
-Edinson Cavani’s mother; source: AS via GFFN
The parents certainly seem convinced that Atlético is the top option, as long as they can work out an acceptable deal. PSG are apparently holding out for transfer fees in the region of €20-25m, which seem hilarious, but it’s not like they need the money. They seem more than willing to eat the contract and thus can set whatever outrageous price they want.
“He wants to leave and he is happy about Atletico Madrid’s interest. He wants to leave because he needs to play… [there is a] high probability [that he will move to Atleti this month].”
-Edinson Cavani’s father; source: El Chiringuito via GFFN
All of this basically sidelines Chelsea in this pursuit, if we want to call it a pursuit. Goal claims that the club are “cautious” and reluctant to spend too much on a player well over 30, especially if it requires a multi-year commitment, and that we are much more “keen” on signing (much younger) players in the summer instead (Werner, Sancho, Dembélé: the usual suspects mentioned).
So while Cavani makes for good headlines, that’s probably as far as we’re ever going to get.