Edinson Cavani left out of PSG kit launch

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Speculation over the future of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has intensified after the Uruguay international was left out of the French champions’ latest kit launch. The 27-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea, was curiously omitted from the third kit promo ad.

This side-by-side comparison between the home kit promo and the third kit promo shows the same five PSG players used to advertise the shirt, with the exception of Cavani, who was replaced by January signing Yohan Cabaye.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Luiz, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Silva all featured in both, but Cavani was omitted for the latter, adding fuel to the fire that the South American will be sold to a Premier League club.

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Cavani: Manchester United-bound?

It was reported by Spanish newspaper Marca on Monday that Cavani is expected to join Manchester United, with Paris Saint-Germain keen to offload the £62 million-rated striker in order to free up the required funds to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

PSG, in order to avoid falling out of line with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations again, must balance their books before parting with up to €80 million on the acquisition of Di Maria.

Chelsea also keen

A move to Chelsea looks less likely for Cavani after the west London outfit signed Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, but it’s no secret that Blues’ boss Jose Mourinho is keen to offload Fernando Torres.

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, is also expected to depart Stamford Bridge this summer.

The sales of both strikers would, in turn, free up a space in the squad for Cavani. But Mourinho would have trouble guaranteeing the South American regular first-team football as the club’s first-choice centre-forward with Costa now at the club.

Watch: Cavani in action

Cavani’s PSG frustration

It wasn’t long after Cavani had arrived at PSG last summer when reports emerged claiming Cavani was unhappy with the Ligue 1 champions.

The striker was being played out of position by manager Laurent Blanc in order to accommodate Ibrahimovic, leaving Cavani feeling redundant out on the right wing.

However, he still ended the season with 25 goals to his name, while his status as one of Europe’s top strikers has not been diminished after his frustrating campaign at the Parc des Princes.

Ibrahimovic, even though he turns 33 in October, has shown no signs of decline since he arrived in Paris two years ago - so, unless he moves on, Cavani is likely to remain frustrated for the foreseeable future.

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