Cavani ‘open to extending his stay at PSG’ despite Atletico interest

Edinson Cavani is open to extending his stay at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this summer, despite speculation he will leave the club when his contract expires.


The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, with Atletico Madrid reportedly attempting to sign him during the January transfer window.

However the move broke down, and French newspaper L’Equipe have now reported he could sign an extension to his current deal.

Diego Simeone’s side is favourite to sign the 33-year-old as he looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of the next campaign.


A potential move to sign him in January fell apart due to a disagreement over transfer fees, with Atletico president Enrique Cerezeo publicly criticising the French club.

The LaLiga side are not the only team interested in Cavani’s services, with Manchester United, Inter Milan and several South American teams, including Flamengo, all reportedly interested.

With his contract expiration date looming large, the Uruguayan striker has not confirmed any intent to leave the reigning French champions.


This is despite his relationship with the club becoming increasingly fractured in recent months.

Atletico will continue to monitor the situation and might reassess the situation when Ligue 1 football returns following the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Cavani signed for PSG in 2013, the prolific striker has scored 200 goals in 300 appearances across all competitions.

He has contributed heavily to the club’s domestic success, helping them win five out of the last six French league championships.