Edinson Cavani emerges as top transfer target for Chelsea if Eden Hazard leaves

Edinson Cavani emerges as top transfer target for Chelsea if Eden Hazard leaves

- Edinson Cavani has become a major transfer target for Chelsea if they lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer

- The Belgian has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in August

- Hazard's chances of staying at Stamford Bridge are low as the attacker has refused to sign new deal with the Blues

Chelsea are reportedly planning to go after Paris Saint Germain star Edinson Cavani should they lose Eden Hazard at the end of this season.

The Blues were recently handed a two-transfer window ban for breaching rules guiding movement of underage players.

Given the above, they will not be able to register players, but can sell to other clubs interested in their stars.

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SunSport reports that the Stamford Bridge outfit are likely to appeal the sanction and make a move for for the PSG star to replace £100m rated Hazard wanted by Real Madrid.

Cavani has been in top form for his French League side this campaign - scoring 17 goals in 16 appearances with four assists credited to him.

Hazard has roughly one and a half season left on his current contract with the Blues and might force his way out of the club if they refuse him exit.

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The 32 year-old has scored 22 goals in all competitions this campaign, and has been impressive yet again.

He has just about 12 months left on his deal with PSG, and negotiations are on-going over an extension.

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The attacker has scored 133 goals in 181 appearances for the Ligue 1 champions over the past six-years.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has expressed interests in signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.

The Italian tactician contends the Uruguayan will be a perfect replacement for the duo of Alvaro Morata and French star Olivier Giroud who have struggled in front of goal.

According to Metro, Sarri is unhappy with resources available for him to bolster his squad and has grown tired with his attack-line options of Morata and Giroud.

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