Edinson Cavani ready to quit PSG next summer

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Edinson Cavani is preparing to force himself out of PSG at the end of the season unless Laurent Blanc agrees to play him through the centre, reports L'Equipe.

The Uruguayan striker has struggled to settle in Paris since moving from Napoli in 2013. Cavani cost PSG around £55 million, but he has failed to repay that price tag as of yet.

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Tactical issues

However, the 26-year-old is adamant that he has been unable to perform at his best due to the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been preferred as the sole central striker at Parc des Princes. As a result, Cavani has been forced to play out wide, stopping him from doing what he does best.

Cavani was ready to leave PSG this summer and his agent had admitted that a number of Premier League clubs had shown an interest. Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea were all linked, but only the Gunners and the Reds remain in contention.

Premier League interest

Manchester United decided to sign Radamel Falcao on loan, in a deal widely expected to be made permanent while Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho only had eyes for Diego Costa.

Louis van Gaal was reported to have looked into Cavani before moving for Falcao, but it was the Colombian who ended up at Old Trafford.

That leaves just Arsenal and Liverpool to battle it out for Cavani should he decide to leave next summer and Metro report that officials from both clubs have been alerted to today's news.


Cavani would certainly count as a marquee signing for both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers. However, with Danny Welbeck signing for the Gunners and Mario Balotelli joining the Reds, it is hard to see where Cavani would fit in.

Rumours at the time suggested that Wenger was torn between Welbeck and Cavani in the closing days of the transfer window. Welbeck represented a significantly cheaper option with the price tag for Cavani rumoured to be close to the £55 million PSG paid for him.

It is therefore unknown whether Arsenal or Liverpool would be willing to renew their interest in Cavani. With the star striker set to play at Parc des Princes until the summer at least, much can change between now and the end of the season.

Current form

Cavani has so far featured in all of PSG's five Ligue 1 games, scoring two goals in the process. At one goal every three games, that ratio is farflung from what he was doing for Napoli, where he averaged almost a goal every game.

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