PSG ready to sacrifice £55m Edinson Cavani in Janaury

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Paris Saint-Germain may be about to give a boost to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City, with repots suggesting they may be prepared to 'sacrifice' Edinson Cavani in favour of a move for either Marco Reus or Karim Benzema.

According to French publication Le10Sport, Cavani's malaise at Parc des Princes has not let up from last season and that a sale in the January transfer window will not be ruled out. Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are the teams monitoring the situation.

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Ready and waiting

The report claims that all three of Arsene Wenger, Louis van Gaal and Brendan Rodgers would take a keen interest if it came to PSG selling the Uruguay international. Reports in the UK recently claimed that the Gunners were preparing a £55million package to land him.

While it does not say a transfer is certain to happen, the report makes clear that it is a possibility being considered by the owners of the Ligue 1 champions. Especially if his current form continues.

Central problem

Cavani was unhappy last season because Zlatan Ibrahimovic was favoured for the central striker role and the he was stationed out wide. Despite this the £55million arrival from Napoli in 2013 played well, but his unhappiness grew and so his form tailed off.

So much so that this season an injury to Ibrahimovic has given the opportunity to play as the main striker, but his form has been very poor and he looks shot of all confidence in front of goal. PSG have other targets in mind from around Europe, but the report says Financial Fair Play have caused the Qatari-owned club to realise they will have to sell first.

Two alternatives

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus or Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema are mentioned as two possible options. PSG would be prepared to 'sacrifice' Cavani if it meant they could land one of these two - both are capable of playing wide and are perhaps more willing to.

It could spark something of a mega-money transfer merry-go-round, as Reus and Benzema have both been linked with interest from Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. Any bidding war is only ever likely to won by the Etihad Stadium club, as they will pay more in transfer fee and wages.

Meanwhile, Manchester United's interest could be questioned unless one of their current attacking options leaves in January. Radamel Falcao was brought in on loan on the summer transfer deadline day, while Robin van Persie is still there and captain Wayne Rooney is a certain starter.

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