Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has said that Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani might leave the club before the January transfer window closes. Cavani has submitted a transfer request to PSG on Sunday, informing the club of his desire to leave the French capital.
Cavani’s contract expires at the end of the season and the Uruguayan striker expressed his desire to leave the French capital this month due to his lack of regular playing time. The Uruguayan, who turns 33 in February, joined PSG from Napoli in 2013 for £55m and has scored 195 goals in 269 appearances.
He has played just 14 times in all competitions this season, scoring on five occasions and has also gone on to win different trophies for PSG during his seven-years spell. The PSG star has fallen down the pecking order at the club due to the summer arrival of Mauro Icardi on loan from Inter Milan and a series of injuries that have affected him this season.
With the injuries, that has not prevented clubs like Atletico Madrid and Chelsea from expressing an interest in the Uruguay international. It was learned that the PSG forward rejected a move to MLS club Inter Miami in favour of remaining in European football.
Atletico Madrid have already met with PSG over the possibility of signing the striker and a personal agreement has already been reached between Atleti and the striker. But the Spanish club failed with a bid to sign him, and it was believed that PSG wanted a significant fee to part ways with Cavani.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea have contacted PSG to discuss the possibility of bringing Cavani to Stamford Bridge this month. PSG would want close to £23m, and Chelsea are ready to offer the striker an 18-month contract to head to England.
Speaking on Tuesday, Tuchel refused to rule out Cavani leaving the French club this month.
Asked about Cavani, He said: ‘”We don’t want to lose a player but it can happen, it’s reality. We have to wait, maybe nothing will happen. I’m calm.
“Leonardo said everything and that’s good. Edi is my player and I’m happy it is like that.”