A quick skim through the gossip columns today will tell you that Chelsea will be facing a number of calls for one of their star men.
According to The Daily Star, Paris Saint-Germain are now interested in signing Diego Costa, joining Atletico Madrid in the chase for the Spain international.
Additionally, the Blues have been linked to PSG’s Edinson Cavani for a while now and a straight swap for the two imposing strikers would make sense.
However, how do the two compare and who would end up with the best deal.
Costa has found the net 14 times in 35 appearances across all competitions this season, while Cavani has managed 17 in 36.
That gives the Chelsea man an average of 0.4 goals a game, while the Uruguayan is at 0.47 giving him a slight advantage.
Some may argue that this isn’t the fairest comparison given how easy PSG have had it in Ligue 1 this season, but Cavani still has the edge.
The 29-year-old has had to make do with playing on the right wing to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has still managed to get his name on the scoresheet regularly, while Costa gets to play through the middle, but can’t keep up.
In this regard the PSG man clearly outdoes his Chelsea counterpart and has managed to perform in a number of seasons for two different clubs.
Cavani has scored 20 or more goals across all competitions in the last five seasons for both his current club and Napoli, while Costa has only done this for three campaigns and it’s unlikely he will be able to manage it this term.
Although the Uruguayan does have more medals than his Spanish counterpart, he is two years older.
Cavani has won ten competitions in his career to Costa’s six, but seven of those were picked up in France where PSG dominate.
Conversely, Costa was part of an Atletico team that overcame Real Madrid and Barcelona to win La Liga.
Cavani has the slight edge and is crucially more consistent meaning the Blues should snap PSG’s hand off if they propose a swap.