Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani has ruled out the possibility of joining the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United during the upcoming January transfer window. This comes as a major disappointment for the Premier League clubs who were looking to sign the 27-year-old. It has been reported that he is unhappy at the French club primarily because of the importance his rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been getting. Ibrahimovic’s presence has been Cavani being played on the wings more often than not. Even though he has started in a central position this campaign due to the injury problems for Ibrahimovic, he has not been able to match the same scoring form as the Swede.
Signed for a mammoth £ 60 million from Napoli only two years ago, it is believed that Cavani is on the verge of an exit. The striker, though, laughed off suggestions that he may join one of the Premier League clubs. He has recalled that transfer rumours have followed him wherever he has grown in his career and this includes his previous stint at Napoli. Signing a player like Cavani is going to require at least £ 50 million in transfer fees, as PSG will not want to give up on one of their top assets on the cheap.
“Even when I have doubts in my head, I always arrived at the conclusion that I am happy at PSG.The supporters and all the people at the club make me feel at home. In football, money is not the only motivation.Of course every player tries to find a more comfortable economic situation but there is also the place, the club which you play, which is important. I don’t think I spoke about that [leaving PSG], and nor did the president [Nasser] al-Khelaifi,” said Cavani.
PSG manager Laurent Blanc has stated that striker Edinson Cavani wants to become a leader in the team. The Uruguay striker has been heavily linked with a move away from the club – just under 10 months after his arrival in the summer.
He was signed from Napoli for around £ 60 million and he sits with the likes of Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo as some of the most expensive players in the world. However, he has largely been dominated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been the club’s talisman this campaign. Continue reading CAVANI WILL BE LEADER
French club PSG have been one of the big spenders in the transfer window once again. The arrival of Edinson Cavani from Napoli has significantly altered the former line-up of the French club, who already most of the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish international, though, has been constantly linked with a return to Italian football in the last few weeks. This may lead to PSG once again getting back into the transfer window to sign a striker. They have long been linked with a move for Manchester United’s hitman Wayne Rooney.
The 27-year-old has expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford a few months ago. He will cost in the region of £ 30 million, which would not be a problem for PSG. His wages of around £ 200,000 per week will also be very miniscule for the club, which recently spent £ 55 million on Cavani. However, Rooney is not one of the players that the club is targeting right now according to manager Laurent Blanc. He recently replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the French club. Since the last few weeks, there have been several changes at PSG including the departure of technical director Leonardo.
This has been followed by a drop in interest for Rooney.
“Wayne Rooney is a magnificent player but we’re very well covered in attack. We have to see what we can do in midfield. If there is another arrival, it will be in this sector,” said Blanc. The arrival of Cavani, who was chased by the club for several weeks, is thought to have reduced their appetite for the striker. The club, though, have not still finished their summer business because they are targeting at least the semi-final place in the Champions League this season. They were knocked out in the quarter-finals last time around.
New Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc has said that he would love to bring in both Edinson Cavani and Yohan Cabaye before the end of the transfer window. Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has been linked with a whole host of clubs including Chelsea and PSG. After being in the race to sign the Uruguay striker for most of the time, it is believed that Real Madrid and Manchester city have fallen out of the race. PSG are planning to outbid Chelsea by offering £ 50 million for the striker, which will not only break the club record, but it will come close to the release clause of the player’s contract.
Blanc has not rejected the rumours linking PSG with both these players. He has stated that these are players he likes a lot and he would like to have them in his team. Blanc was recently appointed as the replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, who left for Real Madrid. Despite having a vast striking options that includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG are interested in Cavani in order to make a statement. The club managed to win its first league title in 19 years last season, while they also reached the quarter finals of the Champions League as well.
“He [Cavani]’s a player I love, as do a lot of other people. I saw him play many times for Napoli and for Uruguay and, if it’s possible to add him to the squad, I’d be very happy. He [Cabaye] offers a lot of options in different positions. He’s an interesting player,” said the former Bordeaux and French national team manager. Despite the upheaval of Monaco following the arrival of a rich billionaire owner, PSG – funded by the Middle Eastern owners – are once again the favourites to lift the French league title in the upcoming season.