Agent says Manchester United target will not move this summer

Speaking to Italian radio, Edinson Cavani's agent has made it clear that the Uruguayan striker is not moving this summer.

It's the story, although without any clear source of truth, that won't go away. It was so predictable, Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani returned to the side on Sunday evening, scored after eight minutes and like clockwork the British press were linking him with a move to Manchester United only hours later.

Any story that you read, no matter the publication, has no clear reason why he's moving to England, just that he is, for usually less money than PSG bought him for. Gracefully floating in the air to head home his 14th goal of the season in front of the packed Parc des Princes, Cavani bore a smile as wide as the gap between them and Monaco. It was clear to see that the forward wasn't harbouring any desires to leave France, certainly not this summer anyway.

This afternoon, his agent Claudio Anelucci, speaking to Italian radio, made it clear that his client wasn't going anywhere.

"These are fantasies. Edinson stays in Paris. The club has world class players in all positions, and the president wants to improve the squad further."

PSG will hope this puts an end to the rumours, but it is likely to fall on deaf ears. Both Manchester United and Chelsea have shown an interest in the 27-year-old, the Uruguayan forward will be hoping to have a quiet start to the summer, before travelling to Brazil to try and help Uruguay get past Italy, England and Costa Rica in the World Cup Group stage.

It would be cynical to think that perhaps the English press were constantly linking the former Napoli forward with a move to help unsettle the striker. It is likely to take a lot more than transfer rumours to stop "El Matador" from continuing to do what he does best.

This season he has had to adapt his game, playing on the right-hand-side of the PSG attack, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line. It hasn't stopped him finding the back of the net though. 14 goals this season in the league, four in the Champions League, not bad for a player in a new league, getting used to a new position in a new team.

From PSG's point of view, they will be delighted by the start that Cavani has made to his new career in Paris. And after signing him for €64 million, it will take a bid close to the €100 million mark for the Parisians to contemplate any sort of deal.

It would take a statement of unrest from Cavani to kick start any sort of move from PSG. The smile on his face on Sunday gave the clearest indication yet, it's as unlikely as PSG throwing away this year's title.

images: © Jimmy Baikovicius, © jikatu

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