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Edinson Cavani unlikely to join Manchester United or Arsenal this summer

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Edinson Cavani is unlikely to join either Manchester United or Arsenal this summer with Paris Saint-Germain unwilling to sanction a transfer, according to reports in France.

The Uruguayan forward is said to be unhappy in Paris and is seeking a move after growing tired of playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He joined the Ligue 1 champions from Napoli last year in a deal worth £55 million and hit 16 goals in 30 league appearances in his first season in France.

Interest

There are believed to be a host of Premier League clubs interested in securing his services, not least Manchester United and Arsenal. Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in him.

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Earlier in this summer it was reported that Manchester United had been quoted a price of £60 million for the 27-year-old, while just this week it was claimed that Arsenal were about to make an audacious £51 million record swoop for the forward.

Snubbed

However both Premier League giants are likely to be snubbed according to Le10Sport. They claim, citing L'Equipe as a source, that PSG have resolved not to sell Cavani, but rather boss Laurent Blanc has vowed to deploy a formation that will allow him to play in attack alongside Ibrahimovic rather than out on the wing.

He was used out wide in PSG's first game of their title defence against Reims last week, but he could move into a more central role from now on. 

That means that if Manchester United or Arsenal want to land a new striker they will have to look elsewhere. The Gunners appear most in need of a new striker with only Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo available to lead the line - although new-boy Alexis Sanchez may also fill that role.

Attack

Manchester United meanwhile appear well stocked in attack, and new boss Louis van Gaal is likely to use countryman Robin van Persie to lead the line with new captain Wayne Rooney just behind him.

It was previously suggested that PSG would sell Cavani in order to finance a move for Angel di Maria - who is also a target for Manchester United - but with that deal shelved for now the striker will stay put.

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