French radio claims that Napoli striker Edinson Cavani will join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, according to Radio Monte Carlo.
The Uruguayan forward has been in high demand in recent seasons, but despite a press conference called to announce he was leaving for Manchester City last summer, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was in fact playing a practical joke on the assembled reporters.
Cavani instead signed a contract extension, and has enjoyed his best ever campaign for Napoli.
He is favourite to win the Capocannoniere, the award for the top goalscorer in Serie A, and has scored 23 goals in 29 appearances, putting him five ahead of veteran Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale in second.
RMC claim that after a number of meetings with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo, Cavani will sign a four year contract with the French giants worth €8.5 million per year, with an option for a further year.
Having recently turned 26, Cavani is set to enter his prime, and PSG could be real contenders for the UEFA Champions League next season if they continue to show such ambition.
RMC do not reveal how close PSG’s offer is to Cavani’s release clause of €65 million, but the Qatari owned club certainly do not lack funds.