Edinson Cavani’s future at Paris Saint-Germain has been the subject of much speculation this summer and the striker’s agent, Claudio Anellucci, has now revealed that both Arsenal and Liverpool have made approaches for his client in recent months.
Cavani has spent just one season at PSG after joining from Napoli last summer in a reported €65 million deal, going on to score 23 goals in 43 games across all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions.
However, the Uruguayan international has had to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the French capital, fuelling speculation of a potential departure, with rumours of a move to either Chelsea or Manchester United rampant as a result.
Speaking to Uruguayan paper El Telegrafo, Anellucci revealed that the 27-year-old would be more than open to a switch to England, but instead mentioned Arsenal and Liverpool as the interested parties.
‘There has been much interest in the player during the last six months. I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal,’ he said.
‘He already said he would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision. He is not interested in money and fame. He just wants to be happy playing football.’
Along with Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi, Cavani has been named as one of the stars who could be offloaded in an attempt to make room for Angel Di Maria’s potential arrival, although it now remains to be seen how things will progress, following PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s comments that the Real Madrid winger was too expensive.
Having brought in just Rickie Lambert thus far to replace Luis Suarez’s 31-goal impact, following his £75 million departure to Barcelona, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had admitted that the club are still in the market for help up front, suggesting Anfield could be a good fit for the front man.
Arsenal could also still do with some addition firepower up top but whether the interest in Cavani remains, having splashed out around £35 million on Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, is unclear at this point.