Laurent Blanc ready to change tactics for Edinson Cavani

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Laurent Blanc says he is willing to alter PSG's tactics in order to satisfy struggling striker Edinson Cavani.

The striker has struggled to bed himself into the Parc des Princes set up since his £55.5 million arrival from Napoli last summer. Although thriving as a central striker, Blanc instead chose to play Cavani on the flanks in order to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Unhappy in Paris

Despite scoring 25-goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions last season, including nine for Uruguay taking his total to 34, many critics had labelled it a poor season for Cavani. As a result, speculation has mounted that the 27-year-old was keen to depart PSG after one season.

However, Blanc is keen to keep Cavani and is ready to change his tactics in order to satisfy the troubled star. Speaking in a press conference, Blanc insisted he would do whatever it takes if it means saving a key player and hinted that a change could come as early as Saturday when PSG take on Bastia.

Changing systems

When asked if he would change his tactics for Cavani, Blanc told reporters: "Yes why not? On Saturday? We'll see with the players. We have to consider the health of everyone. We have some minor health problems with some players.

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"Last year, the team evolved into one system. This year, we may be able to evolve into another, especially to save some players. The coaching staff and I need to evaluate whether it can be as effective as a system we already know."

Premier League interest

Blanc's determination to keep Cavani will come as a blow to Arsenal and their Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United. All three have been linked with a move for the player with the Gunners reportedly lining up a £51 million bid in the near future.

A report in Metro claimed that Arsene Wenger was confident of landing Cavani in this transfer window in what would be a record deal for Arsenal and shock to world football.

Both Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal would be tempted to challenge Wenger if he was to make a move although the latter has already said funds are restricted at Stamford Bridge after an influx of big names this summer. Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Cesc Fabregas have taken spending well above £70 million.

Funds remain available at Old Trafford but it seems Van Gaal's priorities lie elsewhere with current options in the form of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney being deemed as acceptable by the Dutchman.

PSG ready to sell?

With PSG keen to sign Di Maria, but held back by Financial Fair Play, it was rumoured that Blanc would be ready to cut his losses with Cavani in order to fund a big transfer. However, on the back of Blanc's most recent quotes, it appears he is ready to give up on Di Maria and make it work with Cavani.

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