Edinson Cavani’s Outrageous Demands For Stunning Manchester United Move Revealed
Edinson Cavani demanded a whopping £360,000-a-week salary as part of a potential move to Manchester United, according to stunning reports.
The 32-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker told the defending Ligue 1 champions that he wanted to leave the French capital and had been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid.
But Cavani, who was also linked with Chelsea and United, reportedly wanted to sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Red Devils and pocket a hefty weekly salary of £360,000.
That's according to The Times' Paul Hirst, who claims that the Uruguayan striker would have cost United over £65m.
He tweeted: "Utd asked [about Cavani]. Whole pkg (fee, wages) would've cost them £65m+."
Hirst added that PSG wanted a €20m fee as part of a deal that would see Cavani head to Old Trafford in the January window.
"He wanted 2.5yr deal worth £360k/wk and PSG wanted €20m fee apparently," he said in another tweet.
Cavani, who is the club's record scorer, has seen his first-time opportunities reduced this season with the arrival of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan on a season-long loan.
PSG confirmed that the former Napoli striker would remain at the club, despite his desire to leave the French capital.
PSG sporting director Leonardo Araujo told French newspaper L'Equipe: "We have reached an agreement with no-one.
"We never thought of selling him. At one point we opened the negotiation, but there was no agreement.
"Six and a half years in a club, it will not be erased in two weeks of discussion."
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel also stressed the importance of Cavani's value by insisting that he is a "huge player at the club."
He explained at a Friday press conference ahead of the Montpellier clash: "There are worse situations than staying at PSG.
"He's feeling good and needs to gain confidence and find his rhythm. Edinson is a huge player at the club."
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in desperate need for an additional striker and the Red Devils managed to land Odion Ighalo in a deadline-day move.
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