Report: Barcelona Declined Opportunity to Sign Former PSG Forward Cavani

It seems as if former Paris Saint-Germain forward and current free agent Edinson Cavani has been linked with nearly every notable club that is seeking to sign a center forward. Yet another notable team was just recently linked with Cavani, but no deal will be coming between the two sides.

FC Barcelona declined the chance to sign Cavani on a free transfer deal, according to a report from the Spanish-based outlet Sport.

The report mentions that Cavani reached out to Barca twice in recent weeks to discuss a potential agreement. Barca considers Cavani a quality talent and while the board took interest in a possible deal, the Catalan club decided not to jump-start talks for a contract deal. Barca may be on the lookout for a center forward in the case that current forward Luis Suarez ends up departing, but the club does not view Cavani as a possible replacement for his fellow Uruguayan teammate.

The Sport report adds that the two sides were in early talks over a two-year deal, but no such agreement will come to fruition soon.

One roadblock that likely would have halted negotiations had Barca decided to pursue Cavani centers on the forward’s high wage demands. Cavani has reportedly been asking for a €12 million net per year contract. Considering Barca’s current financial hardships, it is safe to say that the La Liga side will not reopen talks with Cavani over the current transfer window.

Cavani’s search for a new club carries on.

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