The biggest signing of the summer so far appears close to being finalized as Paris Saint-Germain look set to seal a deal with Napoli to sign Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani for a whopping £54million.
According to the Evening Standard newspaper, “PSG sporting director Leonardo was in Naples last night to conclude the deal, although there has been a slight delay after the Serie A club asked for even more money at the last minute. Terms between Cavani and PSG have been agreed since March and he will sign a contract worth just over £160,000-a-week.”
If the deal goes through, this will be a blow to Chelsea and Manchester City who have both tried to sign Cavani this summer.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- PSG will pay £54m fee to snatch Edinson Cavani from Chelsea — Evening Standard
- Barcelona still yet to receive a bid for David Villa, Tottenham the front runners — 101GG
- Norwich linked to Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld — Sky Sports
- Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in negotiations with Malaga, set to leave for €3m — 101GG
- Usain Bolt’s dream of playing for Man United is to come true at Ferdinand’s testimonial — The Sun
- England’s women can go one step further and win at Euro 2013 in Sweden — The Guardian
- Uruguay stun favourites Spain 1-0 in extra time at U20 World Cup — 101GG
- England’s delusion exposed by dire results of Under-21s, U20s and U19s — The Guardian
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