Chelsea + Man Utd On Alert As Cavani Tells Agent To Seek Premier League Move
Chelsea and Manchester United have been placed on red alert after Edinson Cavani instructed his agent to try and broker a move to the Premier League this summer
The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Edinson Cavani wants to move to England.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been placed on red alert after Edinson Cavani instructed his agent to try and broker a big-money move to the Premier League this summer, according to Sky Sports News.
Cavani only moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Napoli last summer in a deal worth around £55m and although he still managed to score 25 goals in 43 appearances to help the club land a league and cup double, there has been growing speculation that he’s not content in Ligue 1.
The 27-year-old admitted back in April that he was finding it difficult playing out on the wing to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle and confirmed he planned to hold talks with PSG officials in the summer to discuss his role at the club.
The comments came amid speculation that his agent had been in England in February to hold talks with prospective clubs about a move to the Premier League, but Cavani insisted he knew nothing about those reports.
“I have to give the best, regardless of the position. But no, it is not always easy,”
“I’m good in Paris, but there are some things that I’ll have to talk to the club about.
“Certain things should be done differently. Today I defend a lot, I have another idea of what my role in the team should be.
“As an attacker I am used to finishing attacks and scoring and today I must perform other tasks. No, it is not easy, it’s true.
“I do not want to talk about sacrifice, because I am happy putting the effort in. But today I hold a more defensive role than before.
“I am more like a defender and it is more difficult because, when I arrived, I had other ideas.”
“The Premier League? I like it. Was my my agent in London in February? I do not know, honestly.” Cavani is quoted as saying by ESPN in April
PSG have maintained that they wont allow the Uruguayan international to leave this summer. However, it appears Cavani may have other plans as Sky Sports News are reporting today that their sources indicate the striker has instructed his agents try and secure a move to the Premier League.
The broadcaster suggests that the news will be of particular interest to Chelsea and Manchester United with both club strongly linked with a move for Cavani in recent transfer windows.
United in particular has been linked with the forward and reports just last month suggested that Louis van Gaal was ready to pay £56m to bring the player to Old Trafford as he continues to try and rebuild his squad this summer.
Cavani did little to play down links with a move to the former champions, when he gave a cryptic answer after being asked about a potential move to United two weeks ago:
“In football, you never know. Anything can happen.
“One day you are in one team and, the next day, you can be in another.” Cavani is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
If Sky’s sources are accurate and Cavani does want to come to England this summer, it’s going to be interesting to see where he ends up. Chelsea have already signed Diego Costa so it remains to be seen whether Jose Mouinho will splash out big again on another striker.
United would appear to be in the driving seat but it would cast doubt over the future of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney should the Red Devils take Cavani to Old Trafford, as there wouldn’t be room for all three in van Gaal’s starting eleven.
We’ll have to see how this develops but it looks like there’s a possibility we could be seeing Cavani plying his trade in the Premier League next season, which can only be a good thing for English football as he’s certainly one of the best players on the planet right now.
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