Manchester United & Chelsea hope? Laurens says Cavani is unhappy

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Manchester United and Chelsea may have been given a boost for their hopes of signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, as he is reportedly not happy with the current situation at the club.

Speaking to Talksport, respected French journalist Julian Laurens explained that Cavani, who moved to PSG from Napoli in a £55million deal this summer, is unhappy about the role he is currently being given. Manchester United and Chelsea have both been linked with possible summer moves for the Uruguay international and will be taking a keen interest in the situation.

“Cavani is not happy playing on the right hand side of a 4-3-3 formation. When he was signed he was told he’s be playing up front but that’s not been the case," said Laurens on the radio station.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to hand manager David Moyes as much as £200million to spend on rebuilding the squad that has delivered a pathetic defence of the Premier League title they won this season. Were they to sign Cavani it would likely cost a hefty chunk of that transfer kitty and could mean the futures of some other strikers at Old Trafford become cast into doubt.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have well documented issues in the centre-forward department as none of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o or Demba Ba have been able to produce regularly since joining the Blues. However, Ba went some way to endearing himself to manager Jose Mourinho by scoring the late winner that saw Chelsea dump PSG out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The boss of the Ligue 1 champions, Laurent Blanc, has found it difficult to give Cavani chances to play in the centre, as main man Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been doing an incredible job there all season. Cavani was given a chance to impress in the role in the second leg of the quarter-final at Stamford Bridge, but was largely ineffective and missed a number of golden chances in the 2-0 defeat that saw Mourinho's side go through to the semi-finals.

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