PHOTO: Is this the moment Cavani to Chelsea transfer rumour vanishes?

David Luiz

Chelsea have long targeted PSG striker Edinson Cavani as a transfer window option but the player was involved in a kerfuffle with David Luiz

It is one of football's worst kept secrets compounded on a near weekly basis when Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho seemingly complains about his lack of legitimate elite-level striking options - the Blues, when the transfer window reopens for business, will no doubt be raiding the market in pursuit of a high-profile goal-scorer.

Atletico Madrid's prolific forward Diego Costa had been mentioned, as had FC Porto's superstar Jackson Martinez, however, there was also speculation surrounding the future of Paris Saint Germain attacker Edinson Cavani, who has reportedly been unhappy at having to share the spotlight with media magnet and headline hogger Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes providing the French club recoup the £54m they spent on the Uruguayan last summer.

Chelsea have been linked to the player all season, particularly during the mid-season market and, despite the transfer window being shut, the Express, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail have all written extensively on the link in the past two months.

The Stamford Bridge side, of course, had the chance to see Cavani up close on Wednesday evening during their 3-1 loss in the quarter-final of the Champions League and would have witnessed a hard-working effort yet a player who did not capitalise on his chances like he had in previous games throughout the season - as his 21 goals in all competitions in France and in Europe is testament to.

However, even if Chelsea were to make their interest official and launch a significant bid for the player in the summer, would the love affair be reciprocated, especially when the SW6 side is also home to a footballer Cavani had an on-pitch vocal kerfuffle with on Wednesday evening?

Cavani and defender David Luiz had to be separated by Laurent Blanc.

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