United and Arsenal to ‘lose out on Cavani to Serie A giants’

Date published: Tuesday 17th May 2016 2:01

Edinson Cavani: Tipped for Juventus switch

Edinson Cavani: Tipped for Juventus switch

Manchester United and Arsenal look set to lose the battle for PSG forward Edinson Cavani, with a move to Italy reportedly imminent.

The Parisiens look willing to sell the 29-year-old as they themselves pursue bigger targets, including possibly Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport state that Juventus are ready to pounce on the Uruguayan, with Paris Saint-Germain firmly in the hunt for Cristiano.

They also claim that that ‘El Matador’ Cavani is ready to join Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who won their fifth consecutive Scudetto this campaign despite a slow start.

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Cavani attracted interest from elite clubs during his spell at Napoli, where he scored 104 goals in 138 matches, before moving to the French capital for £55million.

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta distanced the club from Cavani last month, stating that Juve don’t need him.

“As things stand today, there’s no possibility of us signing him,” Marotta told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“We’ve got an attack which is already made up of some promising young players like Dybala, Morata and Zaza, and an experienced player in Mandzukic.

“We don’t have a problem scoring goals – we don’t need him. But then again, we all know what can happen in the transfer market and we are evaluating what could be opportunities for us.”

Marotta re-iterated these claims earlier this month, insisting players would have to leave in order for Cavani to come.

“Last year we invested a lot into the attacking part of our squad by buying three players when we already had Morata,” the Juve director told Mediaset Premium when asked about signing the Uruguayan.

“It is an area up to the standards of our objectives. We would only do something and sign another one if there was a departure.

“There are so many names that we could build a new team around, but Allegri said that the team won’t be revolutionised and his will is the same of the club…moreover, Allegri also said that we need just a few signings to reinforce our team.”

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