PSG boss Thomas Tuchel refuses to rule out Edinson Cavani sale as Chelsea ramp up interest in striker: ‘We don’t want to lose a player, but it can happen… we will have to wait’
- Thomas Tuchel has refused to rule out PSG selling Edinson Cavani this month
- The PSG boss admitted he hopes he stays despite the striker asking to leave
- Cavani has fallen down the pecking order and has just six months left on his deal
- Chelsea are one of the frontrunners and have reportedly held talks to sign him
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to rule out Edinson Cavani leaving the club this month.
The Uruguayan has found himself down the pecking order in the French capital thanks to a series of injuries and the arrival of Mauro Icardi last summer.
Cavani is wanted by a number of clubs with Chelsea looking like favourites to land the striker.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to rule out a January exit for striker Edinson Cavani
Speaking on Tuesday, Tuchel admitted it is a possibility the player could leave.
CAVANI STATS SO FAR THIS SEASON
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.’
Cavani has just six months remaining on his PSG contract, meaning they risk losing him for nothing if they fail to sell this month.
Tuchel said he hopes he stay but admitted that it is possible players could leave this month
He has played just 14 times in all competitions this season, scoring on five occasions, and has told the club he wants a new challenge.
Atletico Madrid are also one of the frontrunners to sign the 32-year-old.
But Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of the forward by holding talks with PSG over a possible deal.
Reports claim technical mentor Claude Makelele went to France to discuss a potential move while also their to talk about signing youngster Kays Ruiz-Atil.
Manchester United and Tottenham have also been linked with moves for Cavani.