Paris Saint Germain have confirmed that striker Edinson Cavani has submitted a transfer request.
The Uruguayan’s contract is set to expire at the end of the campaign but he intends on departing the French club as soon as this month, according to Sporting Director Leonardo.
Speaking at the weekend, he said: “We’ve always said the same thing. We were hoping he would stay with the club, but today (Sunday) he asked to leave.
“We’re studying the situation. We’ve had a proposal from Atletico Madrid, but that proposal was not commensurate with the player’s value.”
Cavani, now 33, has been with PSG since 2013 and has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in his time with the club. In 293 appearances, he has scored 198 goals and provided 41 assists.
However, he has endured a difficult season so far having only made four Ligue 1 starts throughout the campaign, and only scoring two goals.
Whilst rumours continue to circulate about his future, there have been suggestions that he could be set for a switch to Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s men are available at a price of 15/8 with Betfair to secure Cavani’s signature during the January transfer window, whilst Manchester United are slight favourites at 13/8.