Paris St Germain’s sporting director Leonardo has said that the club are still talking to Napoli about Cavani.
Paris St Germain and Napoli are still locked in talks about the future of striker Edinson Cavani, Sky Sports reports.
The French Champions have become front runners in the race to sign the Uruguay international and are believed to have already bid £43 million for the prolific striker.
However, Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis is still refusing to budge on the strikers asking price, believed to be £53 million.
Napoli will not let Cavani go unless a team meets the strikers £53 million buy-out clause and the player has recently spoken of his frustration at the clubs stance and wants Napoli to be more open minded about accepting a lesser offer.
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has said that the French clubs offer for Cavani is “interesting” and is hoping that there will be positive news on the transfer next week.
“We presented De Laurentiis with an offer that I consider really interesting,” Leonardo told Il Mattino.
“The negotiations continue. We will remain in contact and, in these next few days, there could be news.”
PSG have leaped ahead of Chelsea and Real Madrid in the race to sign Cavani with the Blues approaching Napoli about the striker but refusing to pay the buy-out fee.
Cavani’s dream destination is reported to be Real Madrid but the Spanish clubs interest has waned recently as they move on to other targets.