PSG respond to claims that they have offered Cavani €1m to hand penalty duties to Neymar

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It is the feud that is getting a tad embarrassing now, with Paris Saint-Germain superstars Edinson Cavani and Neymar engaged in a prolonged dispute over who should take penalties.

In the club's 2-0 victory over Lyon, the former publicly told his teammate to back off when Unai Emery's team were handed a penalty.

Ever since, there have been rumours that the atmosphere in the dressing room is toxic and on Monday morning, the whole ordeal got even worse.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, PSG were said to have offered Cavani a bonus of €1m to hand over penalty duties to Neymar.

The €222m man is desperate to take over all aspects of the club in order to help fuel his ambition to secure the Ballon d'Or.

However, it was said that Cavani refused the bonus, further intensifying the rivalry between the South American duo.

But, it has been thought that the Spanish press is simply trying to antagonise the situation due to the fact that they are upset with Neymar's departure to France.

And, on Monday afternoon, PSG responded to the claims that they had offered the bonus.


The city's trusted media account Le Parisien tweeted the response on their official account for the club.


The translate version reads: "The PSG formally denies the information according to which Cavani would abandon the penalties in exchange for the automatic payment of a premium."

So, perhaps the Spanish media is looking to twist the situation.

There is, of course, some tension in the PSG dressing room, but it does seem a tad farfetched to believe it had gone to such lengths.


Cavani had previously said that he has no issue with Neymar, telling Gol de Medianoche de Radio Universal, per Goal: "These things are created. I don't know why these stories are created. The truth is that these are normal things; things that happen in football.

"I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won't let anyone take penalties and that there's a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there's no problem.

"He [Neymar] has just arrived and like I said from the off we are keen for him to adapt in the best way possible. I think that's been proven because you can see he is adapting quickly."  

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