Could former Manchester United forward hold key to Cavani signing?

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PSG have been linked with a move for Juventus forward Carlos Tevez this summer to replace Edinson Cavani.

If reports in France are to be believed, former Manchester City and United striker Carlos Tevez could have a huge part to play if the Red Devils or Arsenal want to try and sign fellow South American Edinson Cavani this summer.

French newspaper Le Parisien has reported on Tuesday that the Argentine forward is being lined up as a replacement for the Uruguayan.

It could be a busy summer in Paris and it looks like Cavani is heading towards the exit, with the striker less than happy about his position in the team.

There was a heated exchange on the bench when Laurent Blanc removed him during Le Classique on Sunday. PSG won 3-2, but all is far from rosy.

Speaking to Canalplus after the game, Cavani tried to pour cold water on the situation.

He said: “The only concern that I have ever spoken about is that I was recruited to play as a striker with Ibrahimovic and it has not always been the case.

“There is a long series of games where I have not scored in Ligue 1 but that can happen. In France, people judge me as a lone striker, but I do not play in that position.

“But aside from that, everything else is perfect here.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract is up at the end of next season so either Cavani will have to grin and bear it, or look to move this summer. Carlos Tevez’s contract is also up at the same time and possibly in order to try and keep Paul Pogba at the Turin club, Juventus could cash in on the former Premier League star and offer him to PSG.

Although they would have two aging stars, playing a more versatile forward beside Ibrahimovic could suit the PSG attack more than Cavani does now, opening the door for the former Napoli forward to make his leave this summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United are likely to be in the market for another striker this summer, and if PSG are willing to sell, there is no reason why a deal couldn’t be done – with both having been linked with Cavani by the Express, among others.

PSG will find it hard to pay top price for an international renowned forward, so a move for Tevez with his contract running down makes perfect sense.

Cavani has now gone over 600 minutes without a goal in Ligue 1. A change of scenery may be needed to rekindle the form that made him one of Europe’s most feared strikers.

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