Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Manchester United target Edinson Cavani’s exit from Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly reached a stalemate as the French club are refusing to let the striker go until his contract is up in summer.
The news comes after reports of Uruguayan striker Cavani’s likely move to Atletico Madrid surfaced in December, however according to local media, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are now considering keeping the striker.
Spanish sports newspaper Marca report sources from Atletico Madrid said: “The operation is complicated now. Complicated but not discarded.”
Local media report PSG are pushing to keep Cavani, 32, because the striker has proven to be a vital asset for the club and they do not want him to go to a potential rival in the Champions League.
Cavani is under contract with PSG until 30th June of this year with clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly showing interest in signing the star.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, 46, told reporters: “It is a dressing room, the squad work really well together and have created a spirit of teamwork among them.
“So every time a player leaves or comes in, it creates some uncertainties which we do not like. We are happy with the group we have now.”
PSG initially asked for a reported 10 million EUR (8.52 million GBP) for the striker.
They are set to play St-Etienne today (Wednesday) in the League Cup quarter-finals as they sit top of Ligue 1 with 45 points, seven ahead of second-place Marseille.
PSG were drawn to face German club giants Borussia Dortmund on 18th February in the Champions League round of 16 while Atletico are set to face current Champions League champions Liverpool on the same day.
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