​Chelsea have made an offer to sign wantaway Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on-loan until the end of the season.


The 32-year-old has been a marginal figure at Parc de Princes this season, struggling to force his way back into the team after suffering a hip injury at the end of August. 

Edinson Cavani

Cavani handed in a transfer request earlier in the week with PSG sporting director Leonardo confirming that he is ​free to leave the club in January. A litany of ​top European sides have been linked with the striker during the winter transfer window including: ​Manchester United​Inter and ​Tottenham.


Chelsea has also been touted as a possible destination and the Blues have stepped up their interest in the player by offering to take Cavani on-loan until the end of the season. ​The Times are reporting that the Blues' proposed deal includes covering the forward's wages, which are thought to be more than £360,000 per-week, as well as paying a loan fee of around £5m. 


Atletico Madrid remain in pole position to secure Cavani's signature, despite Chelsea's attempts to hijack the move and it is understood that the former Napoli frontman has ​agreed personal terms for an 18-month deal with Atleti. Cavani stands to earn €10m (£8.5m) a year, but the deal is being held up by the two clubs' failure to agree on a transfer fee. 

Edinson Cavani,Kamil Glik

The Parisians are believed to want as much as £23m for the player with the highest bid being tabled so far only reaching the £8.5m mark. 


Chelsea's approach for Cavani coincides with Frank Lampard ​revealing his desire to sign a new striker, after his side succumbed to a ​disappointing 2-2 draw with 10-man ​Arsenal on Tuesday. 


"You can’t say we will definitely sign a striker but we are looking. If you don’t score enough goals you won’t win enough games,” was Lampard’s reflection, via BBC Sport, after facing the Gunners.


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