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Paris Saint Germain entertain Chelsea at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening and some of their most famous players will compete against Jose Mourinho's Blues, however, one of them could have been representing the Stamford Bridge side tomorrow night - and may well still get the chance to, should Mourinho, as has been speculated, reignite the club's interest.
Speaking to L'Equipe ahead of the match, Cavani explained: "Chelsea were interested. But the only thing that matters in the transfer window is spending money, just like Palermo did in 2009, Napoli in 2011 and PSG did last summer."
Ultimately, it appears that only PSG were able to convince Napoli to do business with what was an extraordinary bid.
However, due to a dearth of quality options at SW6, Mourinho and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may well be keen to part with the estimated £54m necessary to ensure PSG allow the Blues to discuss personal terms with the Uruguayan this summer amid reports that Cavani is willing to assess his options.
"I do not know [whether United and Chelsea have made contact with his representative, or vice versa]. If something should happen, it’s my brother who will do it and will be at the table with interested parties."
He continued: "We’ll see at the end of the season. We have to finish the season first. I am in Paris, but there are certainly things we must talk about with the club, things should be done differently."
Cavani's record in Ligue 1 has been superb, as the 27-year-old has returned 14 goals and one assist in 20 starts as well as four goals from six in the Champions League.
Assessing PSG, Mourinho said, as quoted by the club's official website: "I have watched many Paris matches and I think [manager] Laurent [Blanc] has a clear philosophy.
"The way they play is the way they play. Even against Bayer Leverkusen in the second leg when they changed all three midfield players their philosophy was the same, the positional play was the same and this is a very good quality for a team. They have an idea and they go with their idea. We are the same. We are going to play the way we are training and playing and we also believe in what we do."
Samuel Eto'o did not travel to France, neither would Ashley Cole have, or Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic as the latter two are cup-tied while the former two are injured.
In other competitions, Chelsea have lost command of the top of the Premier League table, which is now occupied by Liverpool. Manager Brendan Rodgers believes his Reds have a distinct advantage now due to not only the momentum swing, but also the Anfield factor - their fans have, like their notorious Champions League nights at home, created a 12th man effect, which inspires Liverpool while intimidating the away team.
Rodgers commented: "It’s a swing in mentality. When you have a home ground like Anfield, and you’ve got the army of supporters that we have, you’ve got to really own the field. This is our pitch, our supporters, our ground, so our mentality is to own it. We’ve got an aggressive mentality at home, to win, to score goals and equally to defend.
He continued: "You put those things together, along with the supporters and it’s a really strong force that you have. It’s great oxygen for us, as a team and management. It’s great that the supporters have got that belief. That’s so important for them, it’s vital that they feel they can dream…"
And finally, here is a photograph of Chelsea having touched down in Paris…