Manchester United’s chances of landing £55million man Edinson Cavani have taken a blow, after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi lauded the striker as one of the best players in world football.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the Uruguayan forward in recent months, with many stories suggesting that under fire boss David Moyes would be prepared to make a move for him in the summer. Rumours of potential unrest and unhappiness have plagued Cavani since his move to Ligue 1 in 2013, and the transfer gossip has been reinforced as a result.
However Al-Khelaifi was quick to play up his striker’s talents, and French newspaper Le 10 Sport claims that the PSG chief wants to ensure that the partnership of Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues past this summer.
“Edi is one of the best players in the world is an amazing athlete who can score anytime and anywhere. It's a real fighter. With Ibra, they are complementary, each in their own style. This is a very effective duo," Al-Khelaifi said.
Such comments do little to back up the notion that the 27-year-old will be allowed to move this season, even if he wanted to. With United looking like they will struggle to make the Champions League this season, one would have to conclude that they would be behind the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid if any transfer battle ensued.
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