Overall it has been a disappointing season for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, but that hasn’t stopped Manchester United being heavily linked with a move for the Uruguayan forward – via Manchester Evening News – but today in Italy, newspaper La Stampa has revealed that they believe a deal taking the striker to Juventus has already been agreed.
The news comes off the back of another poor performance as the forward went on a leave of absence as Barcelona beat PSG 3-1 at the Parc des Princes. The 28-year-old has only managed eight goals in 28 games this season, but the rumours regarding his future continue to link him with moves away from the French capital.
La Stampa revealed a few details regarding the summer transfer, citing a fee of €45 million from the Serie A champions on a five-year deal worth around €5.5 per year for the player, down from the reported €10 million he currently earns in Paris.
Although nothing has been confirmed by the player or either club, the newspaper seems fairly confident in their claims.
Even if the interest from Juventus is real, Cavani had said earlier in the week that he wanted to stay in Paris - but French newspaper L’Equipe did report that both he and Zlatan Ibrahimovic would not remain at the same club next season.
Given that Cavani cost PSG €63 million in the summer of 2013, perhaps the amount does seem relatively low, but it could be the French club cutting their ties with a striker that is suffering an awful dip in confidence in front of goal.
Juventus would be hoping the forward could return to the form that saw him score 29 goals in one season for Napoli. Or maybe it is all a ploy to have Manchester United put in a larger bid for the Uruguayan.