Manchester United transfer news: Edinson Cavani would 'rather' be at PSG, but says club may have different ideas
The Uruguay international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer
Edinson Cavani has played down talk of an imminent exit from PSG as speculation over a switch to Manchester United continues.
Reports have suggested the Uruguay international is unhappy in the French capital where he has to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Despite only joining the Ligue 1 champions last summer, it's led to talk of a swift departure.
Among those showing interest are Manchester United who are keen to make some statement signings following the arrival of new manager Louis van Gaal.
With Javier Hernandez likely to leave this summer and Van Gaal set to play a formation consisting of two strikers there could be room among the front-line to accommodate Cavani.
However, the player himself does not appear to be looking to force a move.
"I am sure to stay, why would I not?" he told L'Equipe while with PSG in Beijing on Thursday morning.
"I'm well in Paris. I have a contract to honour. I'm calm, I'd rather be here. I feel good here."
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Cavani finished his first season as both a Ligue 1 champion and a Coupe de la Ligue winner. He scored both goals in the cup final, a 2-1 win over Lyon, but throughout the season often found himself playing out wide - supposedly leading to his unhappiness at the club.
However, Cavani added that he had been reassured about his role in Laurent Blanc's side.
"There were some small issues about the position I wanted to play but I feel very good about that now," he said.
"I waited for the right moment to speak. It is important for a striker to play in a position that is natural for him. Everyone knows my position and we do not need to talk about this."
Yet the 27-year-old left the door ajar when speaking with the French newspaper by adding: "I know it does not depend solely on the player but also on the club."
PSG are understood to be close to signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid and may be forced to offload one of their other attacking talents to accommodate the Argentina international. Should a club be willing to make an offer close to the £55m PSG spent to bring him in from Napoli, it could be Cavani that makes way.
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