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Edinson Cavani could make Premier League summer switch

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Edinson Cavani won't be on his way to the Premier League in January - but could make a summer switch according to reports in Uruguay.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward's future has been the subject of much speculation for some time now and as it stands things aren't much clearer about where he will end up.

Suitors

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with the forward in recent weeks but his hefty price tag of £62 million could put his suitors off. Previous reports have suggested that PSG have told the striker, who has been playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovich at the Parc des Prince, that he is free to leave in the summer.

Speculation was rife that Cavani could leave in January after he was absent from PSG's winter training camp.

Possibility

It seems as though that could happen sooner rather than later according to Uruguayan journalist Valentin Fletcher who says a transfer to one of Manchester United, Arsenal or Liverpool is possible.

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"For the time being, Cavani will not leave PSG until the end of the season, as his agent confirmed," he said.

"The winter camp? Like [Ezequiel] Lavezzi, he was given permission to miss it by the club. He wants to win the Champions League with PSG [this season]. His future? This winter he will remain in Paris, but at the end of the season there is a strong chance he will go somewhere else, in particular to England or Spain."

Options

Manchester United are only likely to make a move for Cavani if the decide against keeping Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford. The Colombian is currently on loan and hasn't impressed so far, although he showed signs of getting back to his best by scoring in the draw against Stoke on New Year's Day.

Arsenal landed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United in the summer but the fans will likely demand a big-name signing in the summer, while Liverpool haven't replaced Luis Suarez yet, instead opting to spread the cash they received for the Uruguayan in the summer around rather than buying a like-for-like forward.

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