Monday , January 20 2020

Arsenal and Man United ‘submit offers’ for PSG striker Edinson Cavani

Arsenal and Man United ‘submit offers’ for PSG striker Edinson Cavani but are set to face strong competition from Atletico Madrid for Uruguay striker

  • Edinson Cavani could be set to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the January window 
  • Uruguayan striker’s contract expires in the summer, when he can leave for free 
  • Arsenal and Man United ‘have submitted offers’ for the 32-year-old forward
  • But Atletico Madrid are the frontrunners to sign Cavani this month  

Arsenal and Manchester United ‘have submitted offers for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani’ but Atletico Madrid are favourites to sign the Uruguayan.

Cavani, 32, has struggled for game time this season at PSG as a result of injuries and increased competition for places in attack following the loan signing of Mauro Icardi.

He has started just four league matches and played a bit-part role in the group stage of the Champions League. Cavani has scored five times in 13 outings, mainly from the bench.

Edinson Cavani is reportedly attracting interest from Arsenal and Manchester United

The striker celebrates with Kylian Mbappe during PSG's 6-1 League Cup win over Saint-Etienne

The striker celebrates with Kylian Mbappe during PSG’s 6-1 League Cup win over Saint-Etienne 

With his contract set to expire in the summer, PSG are keen to sell Cavani during the January transfer window rather than allow him to leave for nothing.

And, according to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, Cavani is considering offers from Arsenal, United and Inter Milan.

But they also report that Atletico are in pole position to sign Cavani and talks have already been held with PSG’s sporting director Leonardo.

They also say that Cavani’s preference is to play for Diego Simeone in Madrid if he is to leave Paris.

Cavani has been an outstanding player for PSG since his arrival from Napoli in 2013, scoring 198 goals in 290 matches, winning five league titles, four French Cups and five French League Cups.

Cavani has struggled for game time this season because of injuries and competition up front

Cavani has struggled for game time this season because of injuries and competition up front

The Uruguayan has spent plenty of time warming the bench and is likely to move away

The Uruguayan has spent plenty of time warming the bench and is likely to move away

However, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that he wants to keep hold of Cavani until the end of the season.

He said: ‘It has been difficult for Edinson after picking up an injury. That meant he lost rhythm, whilst other players were in good form in his position.

‘But whilst he is here he must continue to prepare in the best way possible.

‘I trust that he will stay with us, and I do not imagine anything else happening.’