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'Bad idea' for Cavani to join United or Chelsea

ESPN staff
March 4, 2014
Edinson Cavani is reportedly unhappy with being played out wide at Paris Saint-Germain © Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been advised not to leave the French champions for Manchester United or Chelsea.

Cavani, 26, scored on his return from injury after coming off the bench in PSG's 2-0 win over Marseille on Sunday.

It was the Uruguayan's 14th league goal since joining PSG from Napoli for a French record fee of €64 million last summer.

But rumours persist that Cavani will not tolerate being played out wide for a second season in Paris, despite having a contract that runs until 2018.

David Moyes and Jose Mourinho are known admirers of the player, but Uruguayan coach Pablo Correa told L'Equipe: "It would be a bad idea for him [Cavani] to go.

"I'm hearing it said that he's unhappy at PSG but Cavani doesn't have an arrogant or egocentric personality like some big stars. The proof is that he's very quickly adapted to [PSG manager] Laurent Blanc's system."

Correa, who was Tony Cascarino's strike partner at Nancy, said that Uruguayans are not concerned that Cavani is playing in what is perceived by some to be a weaker league.

"That debate doesn't exist in Uruguay for the simple and good reason that Ligue 1 isn't broadcast there, unlike the Premier League or La Liga," Correa said. "On the other hand, people are interested in PSG and know that the club has the ability to become a huge team in Europe."

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