Blues manager Frank Lampard isn’t ruling out a potential hijack as he is very keen to sign a new forward during the ongoing January transfer window.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have had problems breaking down defences this season, especially against opponents who sit too deep, and Lampard would like to add in some experience to his attack. The club legend believes that the addition of a proven player like Cavani would do wonders for his young side as he would take his front line to the next level.

Lampard said: “I think long term in January is very difficult so short term is something we would look at. “I think there are issues that are pressing for us to finish where we want to get to. Short term is something we are looking at.

“He’s a great player – I played against him and I always loved his mentality and his attitude. His goal-scoring record speaks for itself. I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see. “He’s an experienced player but so are many other players out there! We are young as a squad so the idea of bringing in experience is not something I’m looking away from. Sometimes the younger players need a bit of help.”

Cavani would fit in perfectly in Lampard’s 4-3-3 formation and it would be preferable if he led the line as a centre-forward. Tammy Abraham has been impressive this season and has been doing a stellar job in his breakout season with Chelsea.

Abraham is the London giants’ top scorer in the Premier League during this campaign with 13 goals but it would be safer if he was placed in the wings and played next to the experienced Uruguayan. In-form Christian Pulisic could join them up front in the right wing and the England international would therefore have to be placed on the left.