Edinson Cavani ‘open to extending his stay at Paris Saint-Germain’ despite interest from Diego Simeone who wants to bolster his attacking options at Atletico Madrid
- Edinson Cavani’s contract is nearing its conclusion at Paris Saint-Germain
- Diego Simeone would reportedly like to sign him for Atletico Madrid next season
- Cavani is open to staying at the club despite a fractured relationship with PSG
The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, with Atletico Madrid reportedly attempting to sign him during the January transfer window.
However the move broke down, and French newspaper L’Equipe have now reported he could sign an extension to his current deal.
Edinson Cavani has been heavily linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain
Diego Simeone is reportedly keen for Cavani to strengthen his options at Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone’s team are favourites to sign the 33-year-old as he looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the next campaign.
A potential move to sign him in January fell apart due to a disagreement over transfer fees, with Atletico president Enrique Cerezeo publicly criticising PSG.
The LaLiga side are not the only team interested in Cavani’s services, with Manchester United, Inter Milan and several South American teams, including Flamengo, all reportedly interested.
With his contract expiration date looming large, the Uruguayan striker has not confirmed any intent to leave the reigning French champions.
Cavani has contributed massively to PSG’s success – winning five out of the six Ligue 1 titles
This is despite his relationship with the club becoming increasingly fractured in recent months.
Atletico will continue to monitor Cavani and could look to reassess the situation when Ligue 1 football returns following the coronavirus pandemic.
Since Cavani signed for PSG in 2013, the prolific striker has scored 200 goals in 300 appearances across all competitions.
He has contributed heavily to the club’s domestic success, helping them win five out of the last six French league championships.