Arsenal and Chelsea fans on tenterhooks as PSG striker Edinson Cavani makes huge property investment.
Gazzetta dello Sport report that Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani has bought a house worth €8.7 million (approximately £6.8m) in the centre of Rome, prompting widespread speculation that he could sign for Scudetto chasers AS Roma.
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The Uruguayan is currently out of favour with PSG coach Laurent Blanc after returning from a Christmas break late – Blanc declared he would be banished from the squad for the next two matches as punishment, with the similarly unsettled Ezequiel Lavezzi receiving the same penalty.
What’s more, Cavani has rarely been afforded the luxury of being able to play in his favoured position up front at the Parc des Princes, with Swedish maestro Zlatan Ibrahimovic very much still the focal point of the PSG attack.
Given Roma’s increased financial muscle since their takeover by a USA investment group led by Thomas R. DiBenedetto, and the fact that the Giallorossi are missing a great striker – their top scorer in Serie A is winger Adem Ljajic with six – a move to bring Cavani to Stadio Olimpico would make a lot of sense.
Cavani has played his best football in Italy, with Palermo and Napoli, and his PSG situation remains unclear.
Gazzetta conclude that although Cavani’s purchase of the property could well simply be an investment, it has not stopped Roma fans dreaming of perhaps the most exciting signing in their club’s recent history.