Chelsea are reportedly in pursuit of PSG striker Edinson Cavani and Paul Merson thinks it will be an electric signing for Frank Lampard.

Edinson Cavani is no longer said to be happy with French champions PSG and is looking a move away from Le Parc des Princes. The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Cavani has a reputation of being one of the most prolific goal-scorers in Europe and has already banged in 198 goals in 291 appearances for PSG and Merson wants Chelsea to seal a January deal.

TOPSHOT - Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nimes Olympique on August 11, 2019 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Edinson Cavani has been one of the most prolific goal-scorers in the European football in the last decade.

Edinson Cavani is a no-brainer for Chelsea and they should be gutted if they miss out on him,” Arsenal legend Merson told while talking to Starsport.

“I know his wages are big and he’s not getting any younger but this lad is a proper, proper player and he would be electric at Chelsea.

“They are dominating games at the moment, playing on the edge of the opposition box all the time. Teams just drop off and park the bus.

“West Ham sat back. Won 1-0. Newcastle sat back. Won 1-0. There’s something missing. Chelsea don’t have the guile and they don’t have a world-class finisher.

“Now that Tammy Abraham is injured they need one. Even if he’s only out short term, it’s a lot to expect from him for the rest of the season.

“Abraham has done really well and is going to be a good player but Cavani’s movement is second to none and he puts his head in. He’s fearless.

“He could teach Tammy Abraham the game because I don’t think his movement is always that good.

“The problem is, would Tammy Abraham worry that he’s back to square one if they bring another striker in, and then you lose a young player? You hope not because he’s still got a lot to learn.”

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