Le Parisien believes capital club back in the hunt for star.
PSG have reportedly re-entered the race to sign Napoli star Edinson Cavani this summer, and are ready to beat Chelsea and Real Madrid to his signature.
Premier League rivals Manchester City have now dropped out according to Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, after he stated that they were unable to meet the €63m release clause fee for the Uruguayan.
As a result, the interested parties had whittled down to two clubs, but now the French champions have reignited their interest in the 26-year-old.
However, it is believed at this stage that PSG are still short of the release clause fee and as a result are not even close to completing a deal for Cavani.
According to Le Parisien, as reported by football-italia.net, the Ligue 1 winners have raised their proposal to €53m, but De Laurentiis has made it clear from the outset that he will not allow the striker to leave for anything less than his release clause fee.
While Cavani is on international duty with Uruguay at the Confederations Cup, De Laurentiis has left the door open to the possibility of his most prized asset staying in Naples next season.
“Will I let Cavani go before August 10? I trust in the man, then if he doesn’t want to it’ll be a joke on me,” De Laurentiis told Radio Rai.
“However, I believe he is a real man and will therefore remain at Napoli. If he does decide to go, it will in any case be after the Confederations Cup.
“We will know everything by July 20. If not, I’ll smack him!”
The Partenopei have been busy elsewhere though, with new boss Rafa Benitez completing his first signing since taking charge of the club, with Dries Mertens arriving from PSV in a €9.5m deal.