Chelsea FC and Manchester United are on high alert after Edinson Cavani has reportedly urged his agent to look for a move to the Premier League.
Edinson Cavani’s future at PSG has come under constant speculations for the past few months, despite joining the French club only a year back. According to latest reports the Uruguayan international has directed his agent to look for a possible move to the Premier League.
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 has caused some frustration in Cavani.
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.
According to Sky sources, Cavani, who returned from Brazil after some uninspiring performances for Uruguay in the World Cup, has asked his agent to look for a move to the Premier League this summer.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been 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.
Cavani recently refused to rule out a move to Manchester United in an interview during the World Cup.
“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 said.
PSG are unlikely to let go of Cavani with ease having invested so much in him, but the French club have been linked with Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria and the Uruguayan striker could be sold, if the right offer arrives, in order to fund this move.
According to Le10Sport, PSG could also consider a move for Wayne Rooney in a swap deal with Manchester United. They are one of the few clubs who can afford Rooney’s current wage, moreover Cavani is unlikely to move to United without the guarantee of regular first team action.