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Cavani hints at PSG unrest

ESPN staff
May 10, 2014
Edinson Cavani has been in prolific form since moving to PSG © Getty Images

Edinson Cavani has put Premier League managers on red alert after the Paris Saint-Germain striker told the French media he still has issues to discuss with the club.

Though he signed a five-year deal following his Ligue 1 record €64 million (£52m) move from Napoli only last summer, 27-year-old Cavani has been subject of intense speculation throughout the campaign.

The Uruguay international has been linked strongly with Manchester United and Chelsea, who are both seeking a prolific goalscorer.

Unhappy at being played in a wide position in Laurent Blanc's 4-3-3 formation, Cavani had told L'Equipe he would meet club bosses to air his views, and restated that intention after PSG had clinched the Ligue 1 title on Wednesday despite their 2-1 defeat to Rennes.

"I am certainly going to speak to the president, with the club. If I have important things to say, I'll do it internally," said Cavani, who was reportedly reprimanded by PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi for the interview with France's main sports daily.

"I think we'll do it that things work out for the best," he added, before concluding with regard speculation over his future: "I don't know what is true and what is not in what is being said."

Only PSG teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic has found the net more times in Ligue 1 than Cavani this season, and in addition to his 16 league goals, the former Palermo forward has impressed with his irreproachable attitude on the pitch.

Amidst the title celebrations at the Parc des Princes in midweek, Al Khelaifi insisted Cavani's future was in the French capital, stating simply: "He's staying here. He has a contract with us."

Last season's Serie A top scorer is expected to be a cornerstone of PSG's bid to establish themselves in European football's elite, a goal shared by Ibrahimovic, 32, who believes the club are moving in the right direction.

"I think we have to keep working as we have done. This year was better than last year. With a little more luck, we could have gone further in the Champions League," the Sweden international striker told media at an event organised by a sponsor in Paris. "As long as I'm here, I want to win. We want to make PSG the best club, not only in France, but also in Europe and in the world. That's our objective."

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