Cavani Row Sparks Premier League Interest


What is worth more to a football club: 206 appearances or €206m? The latter is the answer if the club in question is Paris St Germain. Edinson Cavani is apparently on his way out of the French giants following a spat with the world’s most expensive footballer, according to the Daily Mail.

After their argument during the weekend’s 2 – 0 win over Lyon about who would take a penalty – Cavani won and promptly missed – which continued into the dressing room afterwards.

Despite interventions from team-mates, it’s understood that Cavani enjoyed being an untouchable star and is envious of Neymar whose purchase made him PSG top dog.

With FFP considerations to think of, the 30-year-old Uruguayan is set to be added to the list of players PSG must sell to ensure they comply with UEFA’s regulations.

Reports in Spain suggest that Paris St Germain contacted Real Madrid to give them first refusal, knowing that Cavani’s demands are likely to rule out a return to Napoli.

There is hope that Premier League clubs might show an interest, particularly Chelsea who are set to offload troublesome striker Diego Costa, 30, in a £52m deal with Atletico Madrid. Everton are the other name being mentioned but the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United have all passed on the striker.