There are some rather unimpressed faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern, after the Daily Star claimed that Edinson Cavani will reject a move to Manchester United.
The reason for the annoyance is not the fact the player decided that remaining in Paris was the better option, but the reason behind this being that Cavani feels the Manchester side are in decline.
The Uruguayan forward is still looking for a move away from the French capital, and now as one of our punters notes over a beer, this puts Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side in pole position. The Blues are title contenders and certainly not in decline!
David Moyes and his men meanwhile face at least one season out of the Champions League, and that is not something Cavani is willing to do, nor is it something he feels the club will be able to recover quickly from.
Our landlord moves to the pool table and engages in a conversation with our punters. They come to the conclusion that if the forward is willing to turn down the reported £280,000 per week that was on the table from the Red Devils, he must feel pretty strongly about the decline!
Is this likely to be a familiar tale throughout the summer as United try and land high profile names? Let us know your thoughts below.