Should Manchester City renew interest in Edinson Cavani?

Former PSG midfielder Jerome Rothen expects Edinson Cavani to depart the club, in a development that could see Manchester City return with a fresh bid.

Manchester City could be one of several Premier League clubs vying for the services of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, amid continued rumours linking the Uruguayan with a move away from the Parc des Princes.

The Premier League champions had been linked with a move for the former Napoli hitman over the summer, with some reports claiming the club was willing to pay as much as £55 million to secure the 27-year-old’s services at one point.

Cavani is thought to be unhappy at the Parisiens under Laurent Blanc, with the current PSG manager preferring to play the South American striker out wide, rather than through the centre of his attacking trident.

Deployed in the wider role in an effort to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the ex-Serie A favourite is thought to be growing increasingly frustrated at playing second fiddle to the Swede and could push for a move away from the club.

One man that concurs with that view is former PSG winger Jerome Rothen, currently of Caen, who played over 120 games for the Paris club.

Speaking in an interview with the French media yesterday, the 36-year-old said: "Everything depends on the tactical choices of Laurent Blanc. However, I do not see him staying long in Paris. If he repeats his desire to start, the club does not hold onto him."

Manchester City would certainly benefit from a striker of Cavani’s quality, having already allowed Alvaro Negredo to depart the club on loan prior to the close of the summer transfer window.

They will undoubtedly face stiff competition for his services though, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United both linked with moves for the Uruguayan in recent times.

Cavani has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League at some point, having previously admitted that a move to England represents a tempting prospect.

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