Atletico deny Edinson Cavani medical claims as Chelsea and Man Utd eye transfer

Atletico Madrid have denied reports coming out of France that Edinson Cavani completed a medical over the weekend ahead of a proposed move from Paris St-Germain.

Cavani, 32, is hot property in the January market after handing in a transfer request at PSG amid his lack of game time under Thomas Tuchel.

As well as Atletico, Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing the Uruguay international this month.

It has been reported that Cavani was in Madrid to undergo a medical with the La Liga outfit during their 0-0 draw at home to Leganes on Sunday.

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But Spanish publication AS insist Atletico have denied the claims, despite their apparent need for a new striker.

Diego Simeone’s side drew blank for the second match in a row and the eighth this season against Legates, with Diego Costa only just returning to full fitness and Alvaro Morata misfiring.

A January move for Cavani, then, seems the perfect solution for both parties.

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The PSG frontman has fallen down the pecking order under Tuchel this season following the arrival of Mauro Icardi, who has already scored 17 goals in 22 games for the French champions.

Cavani has been limited to appearances off the bench in the 2019/20 campaign, meaning he is now looking to seal a move elsewhere before the transfer deadline passes this weekend.

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He was left out of Tuchel’s squad for their win away at Lille on Sunday despite being fully fit after recovering from a groin injury.

AS go on to claim that Atletico have launched a £13m bid for his services in January, but PSG are waiting for an improved offer from the Spanish outfit.

Manchester United and Chelsea are also circling
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