Man Utd have been given encouragement in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to The Daily Mail.
French publication L’Equipe recently claimed that the Uruguayan striker has made it clear to the club’s hierarchy that he wants a central striking role at the club, or he would consider leaving the French giants in June, with Man Utd as his preferred destination.
And now PSG’s manager Laurent Blanc’s latest comments have suggested that all is not well between the striker and the club, meaning he could be allowed to leave during the summer transfer window.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Blanc said:
“There is a problem with Cavani’s behaviour, but my job is to think of the entire squad as a collective. We did hold a staff meeting and among the various issues, we discussed were Cavani and his complaints.”
“The desires of the individual can’t affect the rest of the team. I believe that he can score here, but I understand if he wants to consider other career opportunities.”
The 28-year-old joined PSG from Napoli in a £55 million deal in 2013. He has scored 44 Ligue 1 goals during his stay at the Paris club, but has played second fiddle to superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic ever since.
This season, he seems to have found his scoring groove again, netting 13 goals in 25 appearances (of which ten in the league). He’s also been pursued heavily by Arsenal and Liverpool the past couple of seasons.
Still, Cavani hasn’t played since scoring the winner against St Etienne in the French League Cup on December 16 and was an unused substitute in PSG’s Ligue 1 victory over Bastia last week.