Manchester United, Juventus and Atletico Madrid may all have a chance of signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani this summer, according to Le Parisien.
Cavani, 28, took his season’s tally to 11 league goals with a brace in PSG’s 6-1 trouncing of Lille on Saturday.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, it was a rare opportunity for Cavani to play in a central role having been confined to the flanks in Laurent Blanc’s preferred 4-3-3 formation for much of the last two seasons.
United, Juve and Atletico have all been linked to the player — who cost PSG a Ligue 1-record €64 million in 2013 — with one of his agents saying earlier in April that the former Napoli forward would be open to a move to England or Spain.
After the last campaign, Cavani made his unhappiness with his tactical position clear via the media, but insisted the problem had been resolved following a discussion with the club’s technical staff.
However, with Blanc persisting with his tactics, a member of Cavani’s entourage told Le Parisien that the Uruguay international does not want to see out the remainder of the five-year Parc des Princes deal if he is not given a chance to play in what Cavani considers his best position.
Cavani was in fine form on Saturday, netting twice against Lille to keep PSG on course for the Ligue 1 title.
“It is out of the question that Edinson stays for another season at PSG if the sporting situation does not change,” the source said. “Edinson has understood that, in the team’s interest, he had to play out wide and he has done that for two years now. But that doesn’t mean the situation suits him.
“He would like to establish himself in the centre of the attack, his preferred role, and not only when Ibrahimovic is missing. He needs continuity in that position to fully express the qualities that made him the Italian league’s leading goal scorer.”
Ibrahimovic has a year left on his PSG deal, and given the Sweden captain’s importance both on and off the pitch at the club, few see the former AC Milan forward being sold this summer.
That leaves Cavani, who has scored 48 times in 89 games for PSG, with the option of maintaining his current situation or seeking new pastures.
PSG would be unlikely to recoup their entire transfer outlay on Cavani, but Le Parisien claims a bid of €50 million could entice them to part company with the forward.

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