Transfer news: Edinson Cavani hints at PSG exit putting Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert
Cavani refused to rule out a move away from the Parisian club he only joined last season after enduring an unhappy start to life in France
Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has hinted at a move away from the French capital at the end of the season despite joining the club at the beginning of the current campaign, putting both Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert.
Cavani only joined the Parisian side in a £54m deal from Napoli last year, but he has already admitted his unhappiness with how his debut season has panned out, leading to suggestions he could seek a move elsewhere.
The Uruguayan international will be a part of the PSG attack that will try and plot the downfall of Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg taking place in Paris tonight.
However, the 27-year-old has now revealed he will consider his options at the end of the season, leading to suggestions that he could be on his way to the Premier League.
“We’ll see at the end of the season. We have to finish the season first,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe, with PSG currently 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
“I am in Paris, but there are certainly things we must talk about with the club, things should be done differently.”
The striker also confirmed that Chelsea made an enquiry over his availability last summer when his future was very much up in the air, before PSG broke their club-record transfer fee to unite Cavani with star-striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“Chelsea were interested,” Cavani revealed. “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.
“I do not know (if my agent has met with United and Chelsea). If something should happen, it’s my brother who will do it and will be at the table with interested parties.”
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has openly admitted that he is looking at bringing in at least one new striker for next season, although a complete revamp of his attack could be in the pipeline with both Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba expected to leave in the summer as well as questions over Fernando Torres’ future.
United meanwhile have seen Robin van Persie pledge his future to the club by admitting he will not be leaving, but the allure of a striker with the potential of Cavani would certainly attract attention from Old Trafford. Their likely failure to take part in next season’s Champions League – unless they win this season’s competition – would prove a big hindrance in negotiations though.
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