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Paris Saint-Germain president: 'Manchester United target Edinson Cavani will stay put'

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3.12K   //    09 May 2014, 02:45 IST
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Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French League Cup round of sixteen football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Saint-Etienne (ASSE)

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaif has declared that striker Edinson Cavani will not be allowed to leave the club in the summer, report the Daily Star.

The Uruguayan forward has been linked with a transfer away from the Parc des Princes at the end of the season following reports that he has become frustrated playing second fiddle to Swedish front man Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the French giants.

Cavani joined the Ligue 1 outfit for £55 million in 2013 but has often been deployed on the flank by Paris boss Laurent Blanc to accommodate Ibrahimovic in his preferred central role.

Following the rumours that Cavani could be tempted to move at the end of the season, he has been linked with a move to a host of clubs, including Premier League pair Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, Al-Khelaifi has warned off any potential suitors when he confirmed: ”Cavani? He’s staying here with us.”

The 27-year-old has four years left on his contract and is likely to feature heavily for his national side in the World Cup in Brazil so would not be available in a cut price deal as the Parisiens will be keen to recoup the majority of the huge fee they paid Napoli for his services a year ago.

But with several European heavyweight in the market for a marquee centre forward, their resolve could yet be tested.

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