Edinson Cavani Arsenal, Man United Transfer Rumors: Uruguay, PSG Striker Linked With Top EPL Sides

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has only joined the Paris side for a year, and he has already been tipped to move to the English Premier League.

The 27-year-old Uruguayan moved to PSG in 2013 for a huge £54 million ($92 million) transfer fee, but is unhappy with his role in the squad, according to the Daily Mail.

Cavani prefers to spearhead his side’s attack by playing in a center forward position, but Swede striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently in that position, and PSG boss Laurent Blanc is unlikely to accommodate Cavani, given how prolific Zlatan is.

Despite being played in his unfavored position, Cavani has been prolific, scoring 25 goals for PSG in the 2013/2014 season.

In reason months, Cavani has said that he wants to move to England, and has since been linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester United.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a long-time admirer of the player, and is willing to offer £40 million ($68.2 million) plus Olivier Giroud in a swop deal, according to CaughtOffside.com. PSG are said to be holding out for a £60 million ($102.2 million) fee.

Meanwhile, while Man United have been linked with Cavani for a while, a deal is unlikely to go through because Cavani wants to be paid £300,000-a-week ($511,225-a-week) wages, the same as star striker Wayne Rooney, the Mirror reports.

A senior Man United source told the Mirror that the deal won’t go through “due to a combination of reasons.”

Should the Uruguayan have a stellar World Cup 2014, his value will undoubtedly rise.

 

 

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