Edinson Cavani changes agent as United and Chelsea interest lingers


PSG forward Edinson Cavani has had a mixed season in France, and is much sought after in England with Chelsea also rumoured to be interested.

The Uruguay striker is sure to be impressed with the way compatriot Luis Suarez has taken the Premier League by storm since his arrival at Liverpool.

It is a huge improvement on the last Sky Blue forward to have turned out in England's top flight, when Diego Forlan struggled at Manchester United before going on to a hugely successful career in La Liga that proved his class.

Cavani's first season at PSG has seen him net a healthy 22 goals in 37 games, and is likely to end with the former Napoli man collecting a winners medal with the Parisian side almost certain to claim a second successive league title.

Despite these successes, Cavani has failed to reach the heights of his Serie A form despite playing in an inferior league. 

Reasons for this are varied, with a huge €65 million price tag and a move to a new country proving the undoing of many a top player. However, the central explanation for the Uruguayan's slightly tempered form has been the sheer class Zlatan Ibrahimovich has continued to display in the central striking role at the club. Proving himself undroppable, the Swede has forced Cavani to be shunted out to wider attacking positions, a move that hasn't gone down so well with PSG's record signing.

Cavani told L'Equipe last month: "Will I remain at Paris next term? We will see at the end of the season. 

"Playing in 4-4-2 was my vision of the team when I joined Paris. It is one of the arguments that motivated me to sign in that club. Let’s terminate Le Championnat and we will see what will happen."

It is these comments that have encouraged Manchester United and Chelsea to firm up their interest in a player who was top scorer in Serie A last year.

On top of this comes the news that the striker has changed his agent from Pierpaolo Triuzi, the man that orchestrated his move to PSG, to his elder brother Walter, who is now representing the player with regards to possible moves.

The Mail reports Cavani as saying: "Nowadays, my family is with me in Paris and if something should happen, my brother will manage it and will sit on a table with any clubs' officials."

Such statements are only likely to further Premier League interest, with United rumoured to be preparing their own record signing to recruit the 27-year-old, despite their own striking options. 

Whichever club he joins, they'll surely be hoping he is more Suarez than Forlan in his Premier League influence.

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