Agent of Edinson Cavani has claimed that both Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC have approached the PSG striker.
Edinson Cavani’s future at PSG has come under increased speculations this summer with a host of European clubs being linked with a move for him. His agent has now revealed that the Uruguayan striker has been approached by both Arsenal and Liverpool.
Initial reports suggested that Edinson Cavani is displeased about life at PSG and has urged his agent to look for a move to the Premier League. These reports fuelled rumours about Chelsea and Manchester United’s interest in the signing the striker this summer. Despite Cavani rubbishing these reports recently, his agent has now claimed that the striker has attracted interest from both Liverpool and Arsenal.
Edinson Cavani joined PSG last summer in a much talked about £55m move from Italian club Napoli. The 27-year-old striker won the Ligue 1 title in his first season with the French club as he formed a good partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack. But the striker was mostly used in a wide role by Laurent Blanc in order to accommodate Ibrahimovic in the middle and this was a cause for Cavani’s frustration.
The former Palermo striker has publicly expressed his displeasure at being used in such a role, and these fuelled speculations regarding his future at the club.
Cavani, who returned from Brazil after some uninspiring performances for Uruguay in the World Cup, reportedly asked his agent to look for a move to the Premier League this summer. Both Manchester United and Chelsea were put on high alert following these reports. Jose Mourinho was reportedly interested in signing Cavani before the Blues landed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, while Manchester have been linked with the striker for a long time.
The PSG striker recently rubbished reports of his departure, but his agent revealed that both Arsenal and Liverpool have approached the striker.
‘There has been much interest in the player during the last six months.
‘I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal.
‘[Cavani] Already said he would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision.
‘He is not interested in money and fame; just want to be happy playing football.’ – Claudio Anelluci said in an interview.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal are in the market for a new striker this summer. The Merseyside recently failed to sign Loic Remy and they are still expected to sign another forward as the replacement for Luis Suarez. Similarly, the Gunners do require another striker in their squad as Olivier Giroud had to shoulder all the responsibility of playing upfront last season. Arsene Wenger does have the option to play Alexis Sanchez upfront, but addition of someone like Cavani will provide a lift to their title credentials. But the PSG striker won’t come cheaply and his wage demands might be a problem for both Arsenal and Liverpool.