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Inter Miami hold talks over Paris Saint-Germain striker

MIAMI, Fla. (February 1, 2020) —

Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas says the franchise have held discussions over a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani ahead of their MLS debut this season.

Cavani, PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer, is out of contract at the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season, meaning he will be available on a free transfer per FIFA rules.

Inter Miami, David Beckham’s new MLS franchise,will play its first game on March 1 and managing owner Jorge Mas told Sky Sports News that they are interested in Cavani.

“We have had conversations about Cavani, but I don’t want to make any comments further than that based on that he is a PSG player at the time,” Mas told Sky Sports News.

The 32-year-old is valued at (‎‎€29.36 m) $35.4 million by PSG, with Atletico Madrid ending the interest in a January deal for the Uruguay international last Thursday. Since moving to France seven years ago, Cavani has scored 198 goals for PSG, contributing to five league title wins and a host of domestic trophies. He has twice been Ligue Un’s top scorer too.

Cavani, who has also been linked to Chelsea and Manchester United this month, has started just four Ligue 1 fixtures this season and none in the Champions League group stage, appearing mainly as a substitute.

PSG, meanwhile, says Edinson Cavani will not be leaving Paris Saint-Germain in January.

PSG sporting director Leonardo revealed today that they have been unable to agree a price with any of the clubs interested in taking the striker, who only has six months left in Paris. “It wasn’t really our plan to sell him but there was a moment when we studied the proposals,” Leonardo said.

By Ken Russo

My work in the business of soccer applies skills acquired in law practice with a focus on the sport's commercial, communications and sporting components. Russo Soccer aims to inform, educate and engage in dialogue on news and relevant issues in the game.

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1 reply on “Inter Miami hold talks over Paris Saint-Germain striker”

[…] Pizarro would occupy an international player slot on Miami’s roster, and would be a designated player, though the club is still seeking a designated player at the forward spot. Club America’s Roger Martinez remains a transfer target, sources said, and negotiations continue with the player. Miami owner Jorge Mas said on Thursday that the club also has its eyes on PSG and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. […]

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