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Edinson Cavani closes in on PSG move

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Edinson Cavani landed in Paris on Monday morning to finalise his record-breaking transfer deal worth a reported £54million.

The 26-year-old Uruguayan forward, who was Seria A top scorer last season with 29 goals, will be officially unveiled on Tuesday in front of the Eiffel Tower - the same place where Zlatan Ibrahimovic was first displayed to the fans a year ago.

In his three years with Napoli, Cavani netted 104 goals in 138 appearances - a record which was close to Diego Maradona's all-time record of 115 goals for the club. 

However, Cavani was idolised as a hero in the southern Italian City.

Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis expressed his disappointment at the Uruguayan forward and claims that Cavani is primarily interested in money.

He said: "We need to have 11 top players. If he didn't have the others in the side, Cavani would never have scored 30 goals. Cavani is attached to money."

De Laurentiis also hinted that Ibrahimovic will leave PSG this summer. Speaking to Tutto Napoli, the Napoli President said: "(Zlatan) Ibrahimovic will not play with Cavani, he has been promised a transfer."

While this may cast doubt on Ibrahimovic's future, it all but confirms that the Napoli striker is in the brink of finalising his Ligue 1 record switch of €64m to Paris. 

He will have to pass a medical before putting pen-to-paper to sign a five-year deal worth €10m-a-year deal with PSG sporting director Leonardo and managing director Jean-Claude Blanc. 

Ligue 1 is expected to be an exciting two-horse race next season with AS Monaco also spending big this summer.

 

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