Edinson Cavani
Cavani happy in Paris, Blanc insists. Reuters

Paris Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc has hit out at fresh claims suggesting Edinson Cavani is unhappy at the club and insists the striker has no desire to leave amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Uruguayan international's first season in Ligue 1 has been dogged by claims in the French press suggesting he is uneasy playing in the shadow of Zlatan Ibramhimovic, having frequently been asked to play out wide rather than in his preferred spot up top to accommodate the Swede.

To further fuel speculation of a possible departure, reports have suggested the Premier League duo have made early contact with Cavani's representatives to sound out the possibility of a move just a season after his £54m arrival from Napoli.

The 27-year-old has returned to the PSG squad after recovering from a thigh injury following a three week layoff for Wednesday's second leg Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen and his manager Blanc has once again been forced tor rubbish rumours of a possible departure.

"It's you who create the rumours about Cavani," Blanc told a press conference, Le Sport 10 report.

"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."

Reports have suggested United will attempt to bring Cavani to Old Trafford this summer should the club cut ties with Robin van Persie who has shown signs of frustration this campaign.

Meanwhile Chelsea are largely expected to bring an established striker to the club in the summer given their shortcomings up front with Cavani featuring on a shortlist that also includes Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa.

Despite his problems during his first season in Paris, Cavani has managed to maintain his impressive goal return having struck 14 in 22 Ligue 1 appearances, adding another four in the Champions League.

Goals from Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye and a brace from Ibrahimovic put PSG firmly in control of their last 16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen with a 4-1 victory in Germany a fortnight ago.