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PSG Will Pay £54m Fee to Snatch Edinson Cavani From Chelsea: Nightly Soccer Report

edison cavani PSG Will Pay £54m Fee to Snatch Edinson Cavani From Chelsea: Nightly Soccer Report

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.

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4 Responses to PSG Will Pay £54m Fee to Snatch Edinson Cavani From Chelsea: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. CTBlues says:

    Ibra going to be on the market now or maybe we can go after Lewandowski or just save the money and let Lukaku bang’em in.

  2. Delboy says:

    It appears EPL clubs are struggling to get big name players to join them. Falcao and Cavani are going to France. Lewandowski, Goetze are staying in Germany and Isco and Neymar have joined the Spanish Giants. How can this be when EPL teams are the richest they have ever been?

    Are players getting too greedy and chasing money and why aren’t EPL clubs matching them for wages? Or do they think the English decline in Champions League more permanent?

    When I see EPL teams going for cast offs like Higuain or Negredo I worry about EPL teams in the Champions League.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I think it’s a combination of Premier League clubs trying to rein in their spending so they’re working within Financial Fair Play coupled with billionaires spending very heavily at foreign clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

      On top of that you have Isco wanting to sign for Real Madrid because he knows it’ll help improve his chances of being on the World Cup 2014 team instead of playing in England where he may be slightly overlooked by Del Bosque.

      I don’t think it has much to do with the Champions League.

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