We here in the Football Transfer Tavern were looking forward to seeing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani gracing the Premier League in the near future with speculation linking him to both Chelsea and Manchester City.
However it seems like the dream could be over with ESPN suggesting that Napoli have now agreed a deal with French money-bags outfit Paris Saint-Germain for their star striker.
Real Madrid were also understood to be interested in the Uruguayan international forward but it now looks like he will be making the summer switch to the French capital with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini revealing terms have been agreed with PSG.
“I have texted [Napoli president Aurelio] De Laurentiis to congratulate him on doing even better than I did [while dealing with PSG].
“He has outdone the €43 million (£37m) that we got for Javier Pastore when we sold him to PSG,” Zamparini told Radio Radio.
“De Laurentiis had to make this deal. He did well to say that he wanted a transfer fee like this.
“Cavani is a unique player. He couldn’t stay at Napoli because he has to think about his career and PSG are offering him €8m (£6.9m) per year.”
The comments follow a report in Le Parisien stating the transfer could be officially announced on Tuesday. Cavani played alongside current PSG star Javier Pastore at Palermo before moving to Napoli in 2010 in a deal reportedly worth €17 million.