French football expert Julien Laurens has told talkSPORT that Edinson Cavani could leave Paris Saint-Germain for £62 million this summer.
Laurens has suggested that both Manchester United and Chelsea both initially held talk with the Uruguayan superstar over a possible move way back in January, but it appears that PSG are holding out for a mega fee.
And, the report has also indicated that Arsenal are also interested in the forward, meaning all three Premier League clubs would have to break their club record in order to land the superstar in this transfer window.
It appears, then, that Cavani is ready to depart the Ligue 1 money-bags this summer, with it being suggested that he's unhappy at his lack of opportunities in the central attacking position.
“Cavani isn’t happy about his situation at PSG,” Laurens told Kick Off.
“He wants to play in his preferred position, but it’s pretty clear that at PSG Ibrahimovic will always be first-choice central player.
“He doesn’t want to be stuck on the wing anymore, so his brother - who is also his agent - has been knocking on doors in the Premier League.
“He has spoken to Chelsea and Manchester United, who they first talked to back in January, but if PSG were to sell him they probably wouldn’t sell for less than €70million [around £62million].
“If a team would be happy to pay that money then I think Cavani would be ready to talk, but such a high figure may put a lot of teams off.”
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the Premier League's elite clubs would be ready to pay the huge fee PSG are after for the forward, but he would certainly prove a major coup for the likes of Arsenal and Co.
Despite enduring a difficult World Cup, Cavani is recognised as one of the leading forwards in world football, having scored 16 league goals last term. If PSG were able to secure a deal worth around £62 million, then they would make around a £7m profit on the hitman after signing him for £55m in the summer of 2013.
Who needs him?
It would be somewhat of a surprise if Manchester United landed the superstar in this market, considering the club have an array of talent in the attacking line. The Red Devils already boast the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Co. in their ranks, meaning Cavani may not be needed at the Theatre of Dreams.
Chelsea and Arsenal, on the other hand, may look to add to their options in attack. It appears that Spanish duo Fernando Torres and Diego Costa will compete for places at Stamford Bridge next term, as the Blues target the Premier League title.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have purchased Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, but he's not considered as an out-and-out striker, meaning Olivier Giroud is the Gunners' main-man in attack. Cavani would certainly improve all three Premier League clubs, but would come at a cost.
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