Edinson Cavani
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Chelsea and Manchester United are set to receive a huge blow in their bid to sign Edinson Cavani after reports in France claimed that Paris Saint Germain are set to offer the striker a lucrative pay rise to convince him to snub the Premier League giants and stay in Ligue 1.

Cavani moved to Paris last summer after the French big spenders paid £55m to Napoli to secure his services. However his future at the Ligue 1 side has been under scrutiny since then, with reports suggesting that he feels overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing in the flank rather than his preferred position up front.

But according to Paris-based newspaper Le Parisien Cavani is now happy at the club, having scored 14 goals in just 22 domestic league appearances.

PSG are also grateful about his efficiency and are reportedly set to offer him a pay rise to persuade him to commit his future to the club and reject advances from Chelsea and United.

Asked recently about whether he was unhappy at PSG, Cavani said: "I do not know what you're talking about. This is not true."

"I feel good at PSG and in Paris," he was quoted by Le 10 Sport.

Meanwhile, manager Laurent Blanc also quashed rumours of Cavani's departure in a recent press conference.

"It's you who create the rumours about Cavani. The player is injured so he can't respond on the pitch. He has some personal problems added to that, and people take advantage to create a Cavani problem. However, the player is happy here."

Having missed the last few games through an injury, Cavani returned to action in PSG's Champions League 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has reportedly earmarked Cavani as his main summer target should Robin Van Pesie leave Old Trafford while Chelsea have also been pursuing the Uruguayan since last season.