Edison Cavani set to replace Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain favourite Edison Cavani has agreed to join Atletico Madrid and replace Antoine Griezmann.
The Uruguay striker has been in fine form at the Parc de Prince and had been linked with a move to Chelsea.
But with French striker Griezmann on his way to Barcelona, Diego Simone’s side have moved quickly to tie up the 31-year-old claim Mundo Deportivo .
Cavani has fallen out with prized asset Neymar – and so is keen on a move to Wanda Metropolitano where he can link up with countrymen Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez
Atletico had initially moved for Juventus’ younger forward Paulo Dybala – but his release clause means he will cost more than what they’ll get for Griezmann.
And so a cut-price Cavani deal suits the Madrid club – and will fire a European transfer merry-go-round.
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Paris Saint-Germain are providing the stiffest competition for Fulham wonder-kid Ryan Sessegnon’s English admirers. Sessegnon is a long-term target for Tottenham, and is also on the radars of champions Manchester City and neighbours United.
Jack Wilshere is set to stay at Arsenal. The Gunners have offered him a new three-year contract, with a further 12-month option, to keep him at the Emirates until 2022. They improved their initial offer last week and that brought a breakthrough to get all sides talking again.
Manchester City and Tottenham have received a boost in their pursuits of Matthijs de Ligt. The £50m-rated Dutch defender has informed his club, Amsterdam’s Ajax, he wants to leave this summer.
Barcelona are willing to let ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez walk away from the Nou Camp this summer – but only if Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann joins, according to a Spanish media report.
EXCLUSIVE Sam Allardyce is keen on Ivory Coast defender Wilfred Kanon. The 24-year-old centre-back, who plays for Den Haag in Holland, is understood to be among a number of targets being lined up by the Everton boss,
Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini remains set to leave – despite scoring the goal that saved their Premier League lives in Tuesday’s six-pointer against Swansea. Boss Mark Hughes is a long-time admirer of Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer, who is ready to move on after struggling for first-team chances with the Spanish giants.
Jose Mourinho admits he is unable to give a guarantee that club-record signing Paul Pogba will be at Manchester United next season. Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is understood to have offered the midfielder — who cost £89million from Juventus two years ago — to a host of Europe’s top clubs
Wayne Rooney wants the uncertainty over Sam Allardyce’s Everton future to be resolved before he decides his own. Washington’s DC United have renewed their interest in the former England skipper, who rejected the Major League Soccer last summer when he left Manchester United,
Leicester and Watford are rivalling Fulham’s interest in striker Niclas Fullkrug. The 25-year-old has impressed this season, scoring 13 goals to help left Hannover away from the Bundesliga’s relegation zone.
EXCLUSIVE German club Stuttgart are set to make an £8million offer for Manchester City’s highly-rated Spanish defender Pablo Maffeo, who has excelled on loan with Spain’s Girona this season.
Arsenal have whittled down their managerial shortlist — and Patrick Vieira has made the cut. They have also got Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta among the candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger this summer as they look to reduce the options to five names,
David Moyes has challenged West Ham’s top brass to show they want to match his ambitions by pushing to be a top-six club. The Scot, hired in November to replace the sacked Slaven Bilic, is only on a contract to the summer and feels he will not be short of offers if he walks away having steered the Hammers out of relegation trouble.
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