Chelsea + Man Utd Blow As £55m Striker Rules Out Move
Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of a £55m striker after he ruled out making a move this summer. Find out who he is here.
The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Edinson Cavani ruled out leaving PSG.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Edinson Cavani after the striker insisted he’s content at PSG and isn’t looking to leave the club, according to talkSPORT.
The Uruguayan hitman has continued his excellent form for Paris Saint-Germain following his £55m move from Napoli last summer, scoring 21 goals in 31 appearances so far this season.
There have been suggestions in the media that despite his form, the 27-year-old isn’t entirely happy with life in France with speculation claiming he’s frustrated at having to play out wide to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle while he’s also understood to be disappointed by the standard of Ligue 1 football.
This led to further reports suggesting he could be on the move at the end of the season with Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly ready to offer Cavani an escape route to the Premier League, with both clubs believed to be in the market for a top quality front-man.
However, the duo have now been dealt a blow with the striker insisting he’s content at PSG and isn’t looking for a move. When asked about the reports suggesting he was unsettled, Cavani said:
“I do not know what you’re talking about, it is absolutely not true.
“I feel good in Paris and at Paris Saint-Germain.” Cavani is quoted as saying by talkSPORT
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has publicly admitted he’ll be looking to bring in a world class striker at the end of the season with none of his current crop – Fernando Torres, Samuel and Demba Ba – able to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.
United have endured a disappointing first season under the stewardship of David Moyes and are expected to be active in the market to rebuild their squad this summer, and Cavani would obviously have been an exciting additions for either club.
However, it sounds as though the Uruguayan international is happy with life at the Parc de Princes so they may have to look elsewhere for a new striker this summer.
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