United, as exclusively revealed by Starsport last month, were hoping the decision to sack David Moyes would help convince Cavani to make a club-record £54m move to Old Trafford and become Louis Van Gaal’s first signing as manager.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to add to his forward line and has identified Cavani as well as Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa as his main striking targets.
In his pursuit of a new striker to bolster misfiring trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba – who could exit Stamford Bridge during the close season – Mourinho may sacrifice either Eden Hazard or Oscar.
Hazard and Oscar are both PSG targets, but the big-spending French club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has refuted any possibility of Cavani leaving the Parc des Princes.
“Cavani? He’s staying here with us,” Al-Khelaifi confirmed.
Cavani joined the Ligue 1 champions last summer from Italian outfit Napoli in a mega £53m deal – but there have been rumblings of discontent from the Uruguayan at having to play in the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with manager Laurent Blanc deploying him in a wide berth.
The 27-year-old has four years remaining on his current deal and it now looks unlikely that Chelsea and United will be able to tempt PSG to part with Cavani in the coming months.
Courtesy: The Daily Star