Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani’s desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain has stoked the interest of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, who has bemoaned his players’ lack of clinical finishing.
Tammy Abraham has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season but Lampard is aware that he needs support.
The 1-0 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday highlighted a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal with defeat preventing Chelsea from extending their advantage over their rivals for a Champions League place.
Cavani PSG’s record goalscorer with 198 but the 116-times capped striker told the board he wanted to leave for Atletico Madrid having fallen behind Mauro Icardi in the pecking order this season.
However, Lampard said he would be interested in a striker of the 32-year-old’s class when he was told at the eve of match press conference of Cavani’s desire to leave PSG.
“He’s a great player,” said Lampard of Cavani.
“I played against him and I always loved his mentality and attitude, and obviously his goal-scoring record speaks for itself.
“I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see.