As reported by Le Parisien, PSG have decided that only the sale of the £60m-rated Cavani will raise the required funds for Laurent Blanc to strengthen as he wants to before the close of the transfer window.
Arsenal, Liverpool and United have all been keeping tabs on Cavani's situation at the Parc des Princes, after reports emerged suggesting the Uruguayan international was unhappy at the club following his €64m transfer from Napoli last summer.
Time to move?
He has failed to settle in the French capital, and is not a fan of his role within the team as Zlatan Ibrahimovic spearheads the attack. With the likes of Arsenal, United and Liverpool interested, Cavani is thought to be willing to listen to offers from the Premier League.
And while PSG were hopeful of convincing him to stay this summer, they now are coming around to the idea of selling him. With the UEFA financial fair play sanctions enforced, PSG must be careful in the transfer market.
Having already spent €50m on David Luiz, they could not complete a deal for Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria. To get some flexibility back, they must sell.
Pastore, Lavezzi, Moura
But considering how much a player like Di Maria would cost - probably around €60m - the players that PSG had made available were not worth enough to make the sums add up. Blanc had reportedly made Lucas Moura, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore available for transfer, but PSG's asking prices for the trio put off potential suitors.
None of the three have lived up to expectations since moving to Paris, and as a result their valuations have decreased. Cavani, in contrast, still managed 25 goals and seven assists last term and remains one of Europe's most formidable forwards.