Transfer News: Man Utd & Chelsea Linked With Swoop For £30m South American Hitman

By on January 19, 2016

With the winter transfer window now open for business, manager’s are working hard trying to strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season. Today, Edinson Cavani is once again linked with a move to the Premier League…


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Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs showing a keen interest in signing unsettled Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani this month, according to Football365.

Cavani was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League when he left Napoli in 2013 but the Uruguayan international eventually opted for a switch to Ligue 1 champions PSG.

The 29-year-old has continued to showcase his talents in France with the forward scoring 69 goals in his 120 games in all competitions so far, despite spending much of his time playing out on the wing.

However, rumours of unrest refuse to go away and speculation that Cavani could finally leave the Parc des Prince have intensified in recent weeks, which has predictably led to reports linking the striker with a move to England.

Football365 are citing a report from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport which claims that Manchester United and Chelsea are keen on luring Cavani to the Premier League this month but will face stiff competition from the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan.

PSG appear slightly less reluctant to part ways with the South American hot-shot and Corriere dello Sport suggest it would take an offer of just £30 million [€40m] to persuade the French giants to cash-in before the end of the month.

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Cavani’s value was reportedly double that just 6 months ago so I personally doubt whether PSG would take just £30m, especially in today’s over-inflated market, but I’d jump at the chance of signing him if he was available for such an amount.

Despite the fact he’s pushing 30, Cavani is still a world class striker and I’d love to see him plying his trade here in the Premier League, so if he is intent on leaving France, let’s hope Chelsea or United are able to win the race for his signature.


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