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Cavani refuses to confirm long-term PSG future: ‘You never know’

By CJ Smith

Published: 17:41, 22 April 2019

Edinson Cavani has refused to rule out a move away from PSG, insisting that “you never know” what could happen in football.

Cavani has scored 192 goals for PSG to date as the Parisians have dominated French football in recent years.

Could Cavani leave PSG? Five key things to know…

  1. Cavani has scored 192 goals for PSG since arriving from Napoli in 2013.
  2. The Uruguay international has won five Ligue 1 titles with the Parisians.
  3. However, he was unconvincing when asked about his future this weekend.
  4. Cavani insisted ‘you never know’ what can happen in football.
  5. Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are rumoured to be interested in the 32-year-old.

The Uruguayan made his comeback from injury during Sunday’s 3-1 over Monaco having not featured at all since March.

Heading into the game, PSG knew they had already sealed the Ligue 1 title after Lille could only draw 0-0 with Toulouse earlier in the day but despite the party atmosphere, Cavani was less than assured regarding his future.

“A lot of things happened this season. It’s different every year,” he said after the game.

“The most important thing is to be able to keep our team together.

“My future? I have a contract here. One more year. What do you want? I’m good, serene, happy with the life and the supporters.

“But in football, you never know.”

Where could Cavani go?

Despite now being 32-years-old, Cavani remains one of the most prolific strikers in Europe and even with his injury problems, has managed 22 goals in 27 games for PSG this season.

As such, were he to become available for transfer, a number of top European clubs would be queuing up for his signing.

Two of the names talked up for a move recently have been Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

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Both sides have suffered greatly from a lack of goalscoring prowess this season, with Chelsea choosing to loan Alvaro Morata to Atletico for the next 18 months.

Morata has managed five goals in 11 La Liga appearances so far but still appears unconvincing when asked to perform as a world-class centre-forward.

Chelsea, meanwhile, replaced Morata with the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain, who has managed just three Premier League goals since moving from Juventus in January.