PSG striker Edinson Cavani is being considered as a replacement for Chelsea’s talisman Eden Hazard, who is heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.

According to BBC Sport, the Uruguayan has fallen out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain after a season hit by injury and a poor relationship with Brazilian superstar Neymar.

PSG consider Cavani surplus to requirements after his frequent clashes with the world’s most expensive player and are hoping to offload him this summer.

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Despite his injury problems Cavani still scored 22 goals in only 31 appearances across all competitions this season.

Cavani is also the all-time PSG top scorer, having scored 194 goals in 279 appearances for the Parisian side.

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The 32 year old is also linked with a move to his former club Napoli. However if Chelsea’s transfer ban is overturned, it is highly likely that the Blues will outbid any rivals for the powerful striker. Cavani would add serious firepower to help the Blues challenge for trophies next season.

Chelsea are short on attacking options after Gonzalo Higuain’s disappointing loan spell and the potential loss of Eden Hazard. The Blues have extended Olivier Giroud’s contract keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2021.

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