Man Utd, Chelsea given Cavani lift after revelation from Atletico chief

Date published: Tuesday 28th January 2020 11:26

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has seemingly given Manchester United and Chelsea a lift over reviving a move for Edinson Cavani.

The 32-year-old has been expected to complete a switch to the LaLiga outfit this month, with his contract at the Parc des Princes expiring in June.

United and Chelsea have also been linked with the Uruguay international, with both clubs in need of striking reinforcements, but Atletico’s president has conceded a deal with his club and PSG is not near.

“There is absolutely nothing with the player,” Cerezo told Onda Cero, as reported by AS.

“We need to score goals and we have great goalscorer, but what we are missing now is a bit of luck and we are not taking our chances.

“Transfers are always complicated but at the moment there is nothing.”

Cavani, who has been at PSG for coming up seven years, has struggled for game time this season and is currently nursing an injury.

However, he is still expected to move on this month for the right price and Atletico’s claim appears to have opened the door to other suitors – particularly United and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, United saw an 11th-hour bid to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin from under the noses of Leeds United fail, according to a report on Tuesday.

 

The Championship promotion hopefuls announced the capture of the French striker from Red Bull Leipzig on Monday morning, the capture of Augustin – which could become a permanent £19.7m deal in the summer – a significant coup for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Leeds supporters will hope Augustin’s arrival at Elland Road will give Leeds the spur they need to get over the promotion line this season after 15 years in the doldrums, with Bielsa speaking warmly of the striker’s qualities in his press conference on Monday lunchtime. Read more…

 

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