Jose Mourinho has dismissed transfer rumours linking Chelsea with a move for PSG striker Edinson Cavani. Despite having arrived at the French club only in the summer for close to £ 60 million, Cavani has been linked with a move away from the French capital after failing to find his best form in the last six months.
PSG will be able to take on the loss that will come from the sale of the player after just six months since they are funded by incredibly wealthy Qatari owners. Cavani has been linked with Chelsea, as the Premier league outfit search for a striker to solve their crisis upfront, according to the liverpool transfer news website.
None of the current crop of Chelsea strikers – Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o, and Demba Ba – have been able to score on a regular basis, while it is understood that Mourinho does not prefer welcoming Romelu Lukaku back from a loan deal at Everton. It has been rumoured that Chelsea are prepared to sell Lukaku in order to fund the purchase of Cavani, but Mourinho denied such speculation by saying that the French club are unlikely to sell a player they bought only six months ago.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been the other clubs linked with the Uruguayan, who has performed exceptionally with Napoli for the last few years.
"No, in this moment we are trying to sign nobody. He just arrived in the club [PSG] six months ago, maybe the club is happy with him and they don’t want him to leave. I have no idea in this moment," said Mourinho ahead of the meeting with Newcastle on Saturday. Chelsea have been able to maintain their push for the title despite the strikers not scoring regularly. Midfielders like Eden Hazard and Oscar have been the main goal scorers for the club this campaign.