Edinson Cavani is unlikely to make the move to the Premier League in January, because his transfer fee and wages will be too high, according to the Daily Mail.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is being touted around as a possible target for a host of Premier League clubs, despite his fine form this term, because of the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal have all been credited with an interest in the Uruguayan international. Tottenham are also said to be in the race for his services. However according to the Daily Mail a deal is unlikely to take place in the winter window because of the sheer size of the operation.
Cavani joined PSG for around £50 million two years ago and is said to earn around £160,000-per-week at the Parc des Prince, numbers which make a January deal all but impossible. Manchester United may be more willing to do a deal in the summer - but only if they pull the plug on Radamel Falcao's career at Old Trafford.
The Colombian is currently on loan with the Red Devils and has a clause to make the move permanent at the end of the season, but his injury problems this season and lack of goals could put paid to the move - which may open up a space for Cavani.
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Arsenal meanwhile added to their striker ranks over the summer by landing Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, and with Olivier Giroud returning to form and fitness by bagging a brace against Newcastle yesterday, a move for a big-money forward seems unlikely at the moment.
Liverpool could do with a direct replacement for Luis Suarez having struggled badly this season, but the finances may not be available given their summer investment and their commitment to developing Anfield. The same could go for Tottenham.