Arsenal and Liverpool have both contacted the agent of Edinson Cavani and submitted verbal proposals for the Paris Saint-Germain striker, it has emerged. Claudio Anellucci, who represents the Uruguay international, revealed this latest information in an interview with a leading South American newspaper.
Cavani has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea in recent weeks, but Anelluci has confirmed that only Arsenal and Liverpool have been in contact to discuss a potential move for his client over the past six months.
"There has been much interest in the player during the last six months," Cavani's agent told El Telegrafo. "I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal.
"Already said he would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision.
"He is not interested in money and fame; just want to be happy playing football."
PSG pull plug on Cavani departure?
News broke earlier on Thursday that Paris Saint-Germain have surprisingly pulled out of move to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria because of his hefty transfer fee.
It was expected that PSG would offload Cavani before shelling out reported €60 million fee for Di Maria, but there now appears to be a real chance that the South American will stay at the Parc des Princes for the 2014/15 campaign.
Cavani, despite a multitude of reports claiming otherwise, insists he is happy with the French champions - but accepts it is down to the club whether he stays or leaves.
"I am sure I am staying, why would I not be?" Cavani told reporters last week. "I am happy in Paris, under contract to PSG and calm. I feel good here.
"But, as I have already said, it does not only depend on the player.
"It also depends on the club and what is going on for them."
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Blanc reassures Cavani
Cavani's sudden shift in mood may have been triggered by positive talks with PSG boss Laurent Blanc.
The French coach has reassured the former Napoli striker that a change in formation will mean he no longer finds himself playing out on the right wing - a tactic designed to get the best out of star centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But there's no doubt Ibrahimovic, even at the age of 32, remains the main man at PSG - and Cavani could once again find himself playing second-fiddle to the world-class Sweden international this season.
Whether Arsenal and Liverpool are still keen on the £56 million-rated Uruguayan is unclear, although the latter are desperately hoping to secure the services of a top-class striker following the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.