Manager reveals stance on striker linked with Spurs move

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Dom Le Roy

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has now revealed where he stands on the possibility of reported Spurs target Edinson Cavani leaving the club this month.

Cavani has appeared just fourteen times in all competitions for the French champions this season, having scored five times (Transfermarket).

It is suggested that PSG are willing to let the 32-year-old, who is currently carrying an injury leave this month with his contract set to expire in the summer (Daily Mail).

Reports in Uruguay (El Pais) have claimed that Jose Mourinho wants to sign the experienced PSG centre forward to replace the injured Harry Kane while The Independent have also linked Spurs with the move for the striker.

Edinson Cavani
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Spurs could face some stiff competition for the Cavani’s signature with both Manchester United and Chelsea also said to be keen on landing him (The Sun).

However, Tuchel has now said that he would prefer to keep the striker until the end of the season rather than seeing him leave this month.

‘If there can be departures and arrivals in the group? It’s still possible in football, I can’t say,’ Tuchel told Canal+ (as translated by the Daily Mail).

‘Cavani? We have to ask Edi the question. He is injured. He felt something in training and he couldn’t be there. If I want him to stay? It’s better, to achieve our goals, to have him, yes.’

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That statement from Tuchel doesn’t sound very convincing especially given little he has used Cavani so far this campaign. PSG would likely want to sell him for a decent fee this month rather than allowing him to leave on a free in the summer. So while I do expect the 32-year-old to leave Paris this month, I am not convinced that he will come to Spurs knowing he could be on the bench once Kane is back fit.

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