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Manchester United & Chelsea dealt blow in chase to sign Cavani

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Manchester United and Chelsea have suffered a setback in their alleged pursuit of Edinson Cavani after Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi issued a hands-off warning to his suitors, insisting that the striker won't be leaving Parc des Princes this summer.

The Daily Star reports how the Uruguay international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent months, with rumours that he'll quit the Ligue 1 champions when the transfer window reopens.

Cavani only arrived in France from Napoli in a £53million deal last summer, but is already growing frustrated by the fact he's behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the first-team pecking order, and being played out of position by PSG boss Laurent Blanc.

Despite penning a five-year contract in Paris, there have been suggestions that Cavani is ready to quit the club in order to secure regular action in his favoured role.

According to the London Metro, Red Devils boss David Moyes is keen to bring Cavani to Old Trafford as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

Jose Mourinho is also a confirmed admirer of the South American, and is ready to rival Manchester United for the 27-year-old's signature by trying to lure him to Stamford Bridge.

However, Al-Khelaifi is adamant that Cavani won't be going anywhere, and played down rumours of unrest regarding the player's role in the PSG team.

"Cavani is very important for us, he is very professional and he gives everything. I appreciate that," he said. "If he wants to change positions, it is not his decision, it is the coach and he understands that.

"He is there to play where the coach decides. He may discuss with the staff and the club but the decision will be remaining with us. He is a star for the club and of course remains."

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