Manchester United and Chelsea may have missed out on Edinson Cavani in the January transfer window, but the Paris St-Germain striker is not against the idea of moving to England this summer.
Cavani, 32, handed in a transfer request at the Parc des Princes last month amid reported interest from the two Premier League outfits and Atletico Madrid.
But in the end the Uruguayan failed to secure a move away from Paris, meaning he will be staying put until his contract expires at the end of June.
According to French publication L’Equipe, Cavani would be open to joining the Premier League when he becomes a free agent.
Atletico, who several reports claimed were in pole position to sign him last month, are still said to be leading the chase for the veteran forward’s signature.
It is believed his preference is to join the Spanish outfit because of his admiration for boss Diego Simeone.
Cavani’s preference is to join Atletico Madrid because of his admiration for Diego Simeone
They were not the only three sides eager to lure Cavani away from France in January, nevertheless, with David Beckham’s MLS team Inter Miami also tabling an offer.
The player’s mother, Berta Gomez, has opened up on her son’s transfer saga in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS.
“Edinson didn’t want money to be the reason, because if it was about money, he would have gone to Manchester United, Chelsea or Inter Miami, who made a big offer for him,” she said.
David Beckham made an offer to bring Cavani to Inter Miami, says the player’s mother Berta Gomez
Gomez also insisted Cavani did “everything” to secure a move to Atletico, while denying claims made by their president, Enrique Cerezo, that the deal collapsed due to “greed”.
“It’s not impossible that Edinson goes to Atletico Madrid in the summer, if and when the president takes back what he…