Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has revealed his attraction to the Premier League, amid speculation linking him with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. The Uruguay international refused to commit his long-term future to the Ligue 1 side after again starting on the bench during the 2-1 Champions League victory over the Blues on 9 March, which saw his side secure qualification for the quarter-finals.
The 29-year-old moved to the French billionaires in the summer of 2013 from Napoli with a reputation as one of the world's most clinical strikers. Yet his position at PSG has always been under scrutiny as the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic upfront and as the side's star player forces him to play on the flank, rather than his preferred role upfront.
TuttoSport reported during the January transfer window that Juventus were ready to take advantage of the situation to lure him back to Italy, adding that the Serie A giants faced big competition from Manchester United, who were ready to offer up to €64m (£49.1m, $70m) for his services.
The Uruguay star eventually remained at PSG but speculations re-emerged after Laurent Blanc left the player on the bench for the first leg of the tie with Chelsea. He eventually came on to score the crucial goal that gave his side a 2-1 advantage, with his father suggesting post-match that he would like to see him play at another of Europe's elite.
"Zlatan is not willing to play on the wings," the player's father told Israeli TV station Sport 5, as reported by Sky Sports. "So they gave up on Edinson. PSG themselves. Edinson is suffering at PSG. If they let him play as the No 9 he will be happy. I would like to see him play for Real Madrid, Manchester United or Juventus."
Daily Mail recently reported that Chelsea could also interested in securing his services over the summer should Antonio Conte finally take charge at Stamford Bridge.
And Cavani, who was benched again at Stamford Bridge despite having scored 17 goals this season, suggested that he would be open to such idea.
Questioned by reporters, including one from IBTimes UK, whether he would like to play in the Premier League, he said: Which player does not like the English league? It is one of the best in the world. It is normal, a league like this always attracts you.
"Football has many surprises. So much can happen that today one cannot say [where the future lies], I honestly do not know. Things change suddenly. You have to give their best at the right time. Today I am in Paris and I hope that everything can continue in the same way and we can win as much as possible."