Manchester City and Chelsea striker target poised to join French giants

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Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer amidst reports that the Uruguayan has agreed a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants.

Cavani has been in exceptional form once more for Napoli this season as they go in search of Champions League qualification, and a summer move appears to be on the cards for the in-form forward.

Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid have all been linked with a move for the 26-year-old in recent months - but would have had to have met his €67 million release-clause to get the deal done.

However according to French radio station RMC, PSG have agreed a four-year contract with Cavani worth around €8.5 million-per-year as well as an additional bonus.

While Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid all have the financial resources to land Cavani, RMC report that the deciding factor in the deal was the influence of Ezequiel Lavezzi, the striker's former team-mate at Napoli now plying his trade at PSG.

The radio station claim the pair talked about Cavani's potential switch to Paris and the Argentinian has convinced him to join the club. They add that PSG sporting director Leonardo has met with the player's agent 'numerous times' to finalise the deal.

However the deal is not quite done yet - although a contract has reportedly been agreed no fee has discussed with Napoli, and PSG may try and secure his services for less than his buyout clause.

The news comes as a blow for Chelsea and Manchester City in particular as both clubs are likely to be in the market for a striker in the summer.

It may mean that both teams switch their attention to trying to land Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao in the summer.


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