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PSG not keen on getting rid of Edinson Cavani just yet — report

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Change of plans?

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According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Paris Saint-Germain are not too open to the idea of Edinson Cavani leaving the team this month.

Cavani has been at Parc des Princes since 2013, moving to PSG from Napoli after a prolific three-year stint with the Partenopei, for whom he scored 104 goals in 138 matches. He continued to enjoy great form in France, hitting a mark of 49 goals in 50 games during the 2016-17 season. And throughout those years, he has regularly been a transfer target for Chelsea.

However, he has been displaced this season by former Inter Milan centre forward Mauro Icardi, who arrived in the summer. With Cavani in the last six months of his contract, he’s likely leaving the club for free at the end of the season.

That piqued the interest of several clubs, from Chelsea to Atlético Madrid — with the latter seemingly closer to getting Cavani. But PSG apparently want him to actually see out that contract, rather than leave now, even if that means forgoing a transfer fee.

It’s a similar situation to Olivier Giroud’s at Chelsea. In his case, the club seems more open to letting him leave, though Lampard has also hinted at wanting to secure a replacement for him first.

So it’s perhaps time for another game of transfer dominos?