After long negotiations, Paris Saint-Germain’s price tag for Edinson Cavani proved to be too high for Atlético Madrid and according to L’Equipe, they have ended negotiations.
Atléti had made two offers to PSG for Cavani, one of €10 million and another of €15 million only to have both refused with Les Parisiens holding out for a bid closer to €20 million.
It was thought that a third offer of €18 million could be forthcoming today, but with Atlético Madrid unable to offload Thomas Lemar, they simply didn’t have the funds to pull off the expensive Cavani transfer.
The French publication also indicated that Cavani was willing to lower his salary to make the deal more economical for Atléti and that he unsuccessfully tried to reach out to Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president, who never answered.
So, unless something drastic happens in the final hours of the January transfer window—like a swap deal to Chelsea FC— Cavani will see out his contract and leave PSG in the summer.
PSG take on Montpellier HSC at the Parc des Princes this Saturday and manager Thomas Tuchel has said that El Matador could potentially feature in that match. Considering all that Neymar Jr. went through when he tried to force a transfer last summer, it will be very interesting to see how Cavani is treated if he makes an appearance.
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