Edinson Cavani
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Manchester United and Chelsea have reportedly received a massive boost in pursuit of Edinson Cavani as the Paris Saint-Germain star is said to have instructed his agent to seek potential opportunities in the Premier League.

Sky Sports claims the 27-year-old is unhappy at the Parisian club due to manager Laurent Blanc's decision to utilise him as a wide man instead of his preferred striking role due to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's presence.

Cavani has been linked with a move to United and Chelsea in the past but nothing concrete looks to have materialised. The Blues have already acquired the services of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid; thus putting the Uruguayan international's prospects of moving to Stamford Bridge in a limbo.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils already have Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney among the ranks to ply in the same position, which could diminish Cavani's chances of moving to Old Trafford.

The former Napoli star made the switch to the French capital outfit last summer and made 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring 25 times, helping PSG retain the Ligue 1 title and win the Coupe de la Ligue.

Last month, Cavani had hinted at an exit from Parc des Princes by saying, "In football you never know. Anything can happen. One day you're in one team and, the next day, you can be in another."

He still has four years left in his current contract and PSG will not be willing to let go of him for any cheaper than the reported £55m they paid for him last summer.

At the end of last season, the Ligue 1 outfit's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi brushed aside concerns regarding Cavani's discontentment by revealing that the player is happy at the capital.

"Perhaps he is not satisfied with his position, but he is very happy in Paris. He wants to play as a central striker, but these things are for the coach to decide and maybe he will change the system for next season," Al-Khelaifi told Le10sport.

"Cavani is very important for us, with his style of play he is very unselfish and he won't leave. Our project is based on the long term and we don't buy a player to then sell him the following year. It is absolutely not our strategy," he concluded.