Edinson Cavani promised tactical change to stay at PSG

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Edinson Cavani says he is likely to remain at PSG next season after Laurent Blanc promised a tactical change to help him fit into the squad.

The Uruguayan had a disappointing season by his own high standards at the Parc des Princes last season. Having cost PSG over £50 million, he arrive with pressure on his shoulders but was suitably outclassed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Blanc preferred to use Ibrahimovic in the centre and asked Cavani to adapt his playing style to playing out on the left. Cavani grew frustrated at being played out of position and was reportedly ready to quit the Qatari-owned club after just one season.

'I think I will stay'

However, Cavani has said he is unlikely to leave Paris this summer after Blanc promised there would be a tactical change for the new season. He couldn't rule out a transfer though, saying their are no certainties in the transfer window.

Cavani told Ovacion Digital: "I am at Paris, I think I will stay here, but you never know with the transfer window.

"There was a discussion with Laurent Blanc before the end of the season and I think there will be a new tactical scheme this season.”

PSG paid £50m to sign Cavani from Napoli last summer.

Premier League interest

Although Cavani had a torrid time in Ligue 1, his reputation and transfer value was still high across Europe. Both Chelsea and Manchester United were tracking the striker with the Daily Star crediting both clubs with an interest.

A move to Old Trafford certainly seemed more likely. Chelsea have just sign Diego Costa and have yet to move on Fernando Torres or Romelu Lukaku. Meanwhile there is still some doubt over whether Louis van Gaal is happy with his forward line.

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Obviously Robin van Persie is a firm favourite in Van Gaal's book but doubts remain over the likes of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck. What there is no doubt over is that Manchester United have the funds to meet the reported £62 million asking price.

Financial Fair Play implications

What seems likely is that Cavani will have at least one more season to try to succeed with PSG. As the team grows stronger, they are likely to provide a genuine challenge in the Champions League while domestic success seems a virtual guarantee.

One spanner in the works could be Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations, which could force PSG into selling the Uruguayan if they bring Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid. Having just signed James Rodriguez, Real Madrid have to part with Di Maria to balance the books.

If he lands at Parc des Princes, he will take the spot on the left leaving Cavani with virtually no position in the team. With big deficits, Cavani would almost certainly depart.

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