Chelsea Transfer News: Edinson Cavani Warned Off Blues and Manchester United

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2014

PSG's Edinson Cavani reacts as he celebrates after scoring the opening goal during a Group C Champions League soccer match between Benfica and PSG at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Paris Saint-Germain attacker Edison Cavani has been warned against a potential move to the Premier League by fellow Uruguayan and coach of French side Nancy Pablo Correa.

ESPN reports that Correa has advised he should stay with the French giants, despite the lure of England's biggest clubs:

It would be a bad idea for him [Cavani] to go. I'm hearing it said that he's unhappy at PSG but Cavani doesn't have an arrogant or egocentric personality like some big stars. The proof is that he's very quickly adapted to [PSG manager] Laurent Blanc's system. 

Cavani joined PSG from Napoli for €64 million last summer, per ESPN.

In the 27 matches, in both domestic and Champions League, that he has featured in for his new club he has netted an impressive 18 times, per

Chelsea specifically need a striker and Cavani would fit the profile. The Daily Mail recently tweeted about Jose Mourinho's thoughts on the subject:

Despite his team sitting at the summit of the Premier League, Mourinho is correct in his assessment of his strikers and needs to purchase accordingly in the summer. Cavani would be a fantastic addition to the team and would be incredibly dangerous with the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Oscar feeding him. 

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Ultimately, Fernando Torres has failed during his time in London. His work-rate is good but he does not convert enough opportunities. The signing of Samuel Eto'o was a stopgap for Mourinho and allowed him time to plan for the future. 

Cavani to Manchester United makes less sense. The club certainly needs to add world-class talent, and Luis Suarez's international strike partner falls very much into this category.

However, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney on board and two capable replacements on the bench in Danny Welbeck and Chicharito, United are not short of strikers.

If van Persie were to leave the club anytime soon then yes, Moyes would have to replace him with a top striking talent, but the Dutchman is not near the end of his current deal and is tied to the club. 

Cavani would set the Premier League alight with his dynamic finishing and fluid attacking, but he will likely remain in France after this summer's World Cup unless PSG choose to dispose of his services.