Ex-Manchester United man angry at Red Devils £58m transfer reports

Diego Lugano and Edison Cavani celbrating

Laurent Blanc has hit out at claims Manchester United target Edinson Cavani wants a move away from PSG.

Uruguayan superstar Edinson Cavani is linked with a move away from PSG almost daily by the British papers, despite signing for the French champions just last summer.

The striker has a superb record since switching to the club, despite not being played as a central striker, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic preferred through the middle.

The 27-year-old has 18 goals in 22 starts in the French capital, and has seemingly been showing just how content he is on the pitch, netting at the weekend after returning from a three-week injury lay-off.

The Manchester Evening News reported this week that Cavani is a top target for Manchester United boss David Moyes should the club seek to move Robin van Persie on.

They wrote: "Moyes is known to be an admirer of the Uruguayan powerhouse and the eye-watering £58m figure quoted should be within the Reds’ reach."

Well Cavani's current boss is not happy at the constant speculation over one of his star players, and vented his frustration at reporters yesterday.

Laurent Blanc expressed yesterday: "He is happy in Paris. It is you who create it, after it is with your voice. 

"You create this information, taking advantage of the fact that the player is injured and he can not respond on the ground.

"On top of that, he has some personal issues that are claimed. I do not feel it. I often discuss with him. There is nothing."

Former French international centre-back Blanc himself spent one season at Manchester United in 2002/03, replacing Jaap Stam who was controversially sold to Lazio.

He appears adamant not to risk the wrath of PSG fans by unnecessarily selling a player who the club paid a club record fee for a year ago.

Just last week, Cavani's agent told Italian radio: "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."

Clearly if United are to turn around the situation and make the striker a world record signing, a lot has to happen between now and the summer.


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