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Jul 2, 2013

Cavani agent 'in PSG talks'

Edinson Cavani's agent met with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo in Paris on Monday night to discuss a potential €63 million move for the in-demand Napoli striker, French media are reporting.

Edinson Cavani is a target for Chelsea and Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani has been attracting plenty of interest this summer

Under the headline, 'Cavani, PSG's number one target', Le Parisien claimed the Uruguay international’s representative, Pierpaolo Triulzi, jetted into the French capital on Monday morning for an evening meeting with Leonardo.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Triulzi, who was in London reportedly for talks with Chelsea just over a week ago, is due in Naples on Tuesday to discuss the situation with Napoli.

Le Parisien also claimed that Leonardo spoke with Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis about a potential PSG move for Cavani, even before Laurent Blanc was appointed coach at the Parc des Princes last week.

The French champions would have to meet, or come close to paying, the €63 million fee which would trigger the release clause in the striker’s contract, which runs until 2017.

His arrival would give Blanc greater options in attack with neither Ezequiel Lavezzi, picked up from Napoli last summer, nor Kevin Gameiro proving adequate foil for Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season.

The prolific Cavani, 26, who scored 29 times in 33 Serie A appearances last term, joined his family for a holiday after scoring twice in his country's third-place play-off defeat to Italy in the Confederations Cup last weekend.

He told media following Uruguay's penalty shoot-out loss: "I'm going on holiday with my family, then I'll return to Italy to look at the whole situation."

Later on Tuesday, De Laurentiis insisted Cavani will not leave for less than his €63 million release clause. He told Sky Sports News: "We have not had a direct offer from PSG.

"Napoli is a very rich club and we comply with financial fair play. We don't need to sell any of our players. If someone wants to buy Cavani, they must pay €63 million, net - not one euro less than €63 million. Otherwise we will be happy to keep Cavani, he has a contract until 2017."

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