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Chelsea manager denies interest in Edison Cavani

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Jose Mourinho has played down reports linking him with a big money summer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan striker only moved to the French capital last summer but is rumoured to be unhappy with playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With both parties keen to part ways, it is thought PSG will accept an offer of around £54m for Cavani, clawing back all of the money they paid for him last summer.

Reports suggested that Manchester United and Arsenal would both rival Chelsea in a three-way battle for his signature in the summer but Mourinho has stated that he is not interested in Cavani at this moment.

The Chelsea boss also said he has no idea whether PSG will be willing to sell the striker.

When asked by reporters if Cavani was a summer target, Mourinho said: "No. In this moment we are trying to sign nobody. I have no idea."

"He just arrived in [PSG] six months ago.

"Maybe he's so happy he doesn't want to leave and maybe the club is happy and they don't want him to leave."

Chelsea are still expected to part ways with both Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o in the summer, leaving room for a world-class addition.

Similarly, Arsenal are expecting to see Nicklas Bendtner leave at the end of the season and will need a striker of higher quality to compete with Olivier Giroud.

Finally, with doubts circulating the futures of Javier Hernandez and Robin van Persie, Moyes is expected to be chasing a striker of Cavani's calibre in the summer.

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