Manchester United has suffered a blow as summer transfer target Edinson Cavani has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain despite being linked with a move away this summer.
The Uruguayan striker, who is currently on international duty at the Copa America, has indicated that he will remain with the French champions beyond this summer despite stating his unhappiness at being played out of position by the manager.
Cavani prefers to play as a central striker, a role he reprises for his national team, but Laurent Blanc has constantly played him in the wide forward positions due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This was not to the former Napoli striker's liking, which prompted speculation regarding his future at the French capital club.
The 28-year-old striker has now reiterated his love for Paris and has indicated that he is looking forward to having a better campaign with PSG next season.
"Any comments, all these things that are said ... We should remember the subject and when I mentioned it. I did not mention the city of Paris, club, organization," Cavani said, as quoted by Le10Sport.
"What I said is that I used to play in the center and it cost me to go to one side, which is normal. When you are used to perform a task, it is not obvious to switch to another," the Uruguayan forward explained.
"Everything related to my private life, family, I'm happy. I feel very well in Paris, which I showed interest, that gave me confidence. I hope I can make it. I will give everything for them. This year is completed. It motivates more. I am very well there and we hope everything will continue as well," he added.
This will come as a big blow to Louis van Gaal, who is keen on signing a striker this summer following the release of Radamel Falcao, while Robin Van Persie's future also remains uncertain at Old Trafford after Galatasaray admitted interest in signing the Dutch forward.