Arsenal and Manchester United have submitted offers to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports. The 32-year-old has started just four games in Ligue 1 this season due to injury while he also faces increased competition for his place following Mauro Icardi’s arrival last summer.
Cavani’s contract with the French champions is due to expire at the end of the season and the striker will be available on a free transfer if he refuses to agree a new deal.
According to El Chiringuito, Atletico Madrid are leading the race to sign Cavani and the Spanish club have already held talks with the Uruguay international and PSG’s sporting director Leonardo. The report also claims that Cavani is considering offers from Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter.
But providing Atletico Madrid match the offer from rival clubs, Cavani’s preference is to play under Diego Simeone. Meanwhile, RMC Sport report that both United and Chelsea have registered their interest in signing Cavani, who has scored 196 goals in 290 games for PSG. However, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is keen for the French club to keep Cavani in the January transfer window. ‘It has been difficult for Edinson after picking up an injury,’ said Tuchel.