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Arsenal & Chelsea striker target poised to stay at PSG with Zlatan gone

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is leaving a ton of fans behind in Paris after departing PSG this past month, but one player who’s likely doing backflips in his mind is No. 2 striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan superstar spent a large portion of this past year weighing his transfer options as the club gave more and more attention to Zlatan and less reps to him. Now that the Swedish scoring machine is gone though, Cavani plans to take on his mantle.

According to the Evening Standard, Cavani will not be leaving France this summer amidst interest from Chelsea as far as his agent Claudio Anellucci was concerned. Anellucci said that PSG are loath to let both of their top strikers leave now that Zlatan is gone.

“Could Cavani leave PSG? I don’t think there’s a chance,” Anellucci said on Radio Crc.

“After the departure of Ibrahimovic, the club wants to keep what they have, then strengthen to target the Champions League.

“PSG can’t get rid of both strikers.”

Arsenal were among the top suitors for Cavani this past season, with Arsene Wenger himself allegedly making trips to France for the purpose of trying to convince the PSG striker to come to Emirates Stadium.

Cavani finished the 2015-16 season with 25 goals – his sixth straight season with at least 25 dating back to an equally prolific career with Napoli. His 19 league goals were also a three-year high for his career at PSG.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who led PSG in Ligue 1 scoring during each year of his tenure at PSG, is widely believed to be signing with Man United.

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