There are three days of transfer window and the tension goes up a notch in the Edinson Cavani file. Atlético de Madrid wants to hire him this winter, the striker dreams of evolving there but PSG is not ready to do anything to give it up, just over five months from the end of his contract.
A certain confusion reigns, moreover, according to the interlocutors and actors of the file. Only certainty: this Tuesday evening, no agreement had been found between the two clubs. According to L'Équipe, an offer of 15 million euros was rejected on Tuesday by the capital's club. According to our information, the El Matador camp remains very confident about a favorable outcome in the coming hours. Tuesday, his entourage indicated that the finalization was very close or even imminent, only a few details, the famous last details, remaining to be settled between all parties. The end of the day proved him wrong.
Paris wants an amount close to 20 million euros
As always, it's all about money. PSG has been claiming between 15 and 20 million euros since the start of negotiations. Spanish leaders, on January 4 in Paris, tried to get Cavani for free. Two weeks later, they found 15 million. PSG thinks that by playing the watch until Friday, closing of the transfer window, it can hope to arrive at an amount close to 20 million.
He would then carry out a very nice financial transaction, without counting the savings of the next five months of salary. Cavani is the third in the hierarchy of the emoluments of the Parisian cloakroom, behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.
The Atlético, still author of a draw without flavor against Leganés, penultimate of Liga, last Sunday (0-0), is in urgent need of attacker. Saturday afternoon, he goes to the Bernabeu stadium to face the leader, Real Madrid, in an often unbreathable Madrid derby. Cavani would do a lot of good for the men of Diego Simeone, the first activist for the cause of El Matador in Spain.
Llorente to succeed the Urugayen?
While the Kurzawa-De Sciglio exchange is today postponed, the Cavani dossier is skating. With Leonardo, Paris has entered an era where it seeks to gain respect on the market with transactions which are carried out at the rate charged by the club of the capital. Especially for Cavani, PSG symbol for six and a half years now, idol of the Parc des Princes and darling of a majority of observers.
Can these requirements jeopardize the transfer of the center forward? For the moment, nothing indicates that the business will not happen but three days from the finish line, it should not be totally excluded, despite once again the great confidence of the Cavani clan.
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Another blocking point refers to his possible successor. Paris, Thomas Tuchel in mind, wishes to keep the same size of its workforce. If Kurzawa left, however something he did not count on, the coach wanted a replacement. The same goes for Cavani. Paris has been thinking about different profiles for several days. In recent hours, it is that of Fernando Llorente, 35 years in a month, the Naples striker, who came back behind the scenes. But first, Atlético and Paris should finally agree on Cavani.