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After L'Equipe reported there was a problem between Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Uruguayan dismissed a rift on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, the newspaper edition of L’Equipe suggested that all was not well between Manchester United target Edinson Cavani and last season’s Ligue 1 top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The newspaper also ran the story that Manchester United were interested in swapping Radamel Falcao for the Uruguayan forward, insisting that there was little chance for Cavani and Zlatan both playing for Paris Saint-Germain next season.

After PSG’s 2-1 win over Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de France, Coach Laurent Blanc spoke to the media and was quick to try and dismiss the rumours spreading further.

"The press said they were divorcing. Wait to do the paperwork ... You have a lot of imagination ... a lot."

There is obviously no way that Blanc was going to confirm any rift between the two forwards, but he seems to laugh off any suggestion of it.

The Swedish talisman spent Wednesday night on the substitutes bench and did not stick around to address the rumours with the press, so it was left to Cavani, who wanted to put the record straight.

"There is no problem. As I said, they create this circus around the PSG attackers. But we are professionals and we respect each other. Can you imagine me not respecting Ibra, he is a phenomenal striker, a player who has made ​​history and with whom I have much to learn? I do not know why the French press has created everything. I continue to work. I think we all know what our goal is and we are only thinking about that. We go on to the pitch to give everything for each teammate and win trophies. This is the most important goal for PSG."

Cavani scored PSG’s first goal on Wednesday, getting on the end of Lucas Digne’s left-foot cross. That was the striker’s second cup goal of the season and his 15th overall.

He may not be hitting the same height he was last season, but with Ibrahimovic’s recurrent heel injury, Cavani’s spot is as important as ever. Even if they are not best friends, both strikers will be vital if PSG want to win the Ligue 1 title.

Regarding their future, we will just have to wait till the summer to see what happens. But if Ibrahimovic can’t get on with a more mobile, creative Cavani, he’s not going to be a huge fan of Falcao.

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