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Friday 2 December 2016

PSG deride United's €50m offer for Cavani

Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani controls the ball during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Metz at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris
Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani controls the ball during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Metz at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi has told Manchester United it will take an offer of more than €50m to sign Edinson Cavani.

Louis van Gaal has been linked with a move for the 28-year-old Uruguay striker with doubts over the futures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

Cavani has scored 48 goals in 89 games for PSG since arriving from Napoli in 2013. And Al Khelaifi insists it will take a huge bid from United to lure him to Old Trafford in the summer.

He said: “I have not held talks with Cavani over his future. He is a young player and is the future of PSG.

A €50m offer from Manchester United? I would not even look at such a bid.

“Edinson needs a bit more confidence, but his last game against Lille, in which he scored twice, was further proof of his talent.”

Al Khelaifi was similarly dismissive of speculation Zlatan Ibramhimovic could move to United ahead of next season.

He added: “Ibrahimovic will still be with PSG next season. There is no doubt about that. I don’t know what he wants after 2016, but we will discuss that at some point.”

The PSG president has also spoken about their pursuit of Angel Di Maria last summer.

The Ligue One side were heavily linked with the Argentinian winger before he moved to United. And Al Khelaifi insists the 27-year-old would be a PSG player had it not been for the spending limits imposed by UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

He said: “You can imagine that if FFP did not exist, Di Maria would be a PSG player right now.”

The Argentine is said to want to go to PSG so he could be used as leverage for Cavani.

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