Tuchel appeared surprised by Real’s interest in Cavani, as reported by Spanish media, when he heard about it after a 3-2 friendly win over Atletico Madrid in Singapore.
“This is my feeling and my biggest wish and I have not heard such a thing,” Tuchel said, when asked if he would like to keep Cavani at PSG.
“I talked to Edinson some days ago, he didn’t mention anything. He said he was looking forward to coming back, he said he’s looking forward to joining us to achieve all his goals with us and our team.
“He’s a key player for us and there’s no thought about giving him away.”
The 31-year-old has reportedly admitted to having problems with Neymar, who arrived for a world-record fee last year, but said he had resolved them with the Brazilian.
Speaking after the game, the German, who was without the services of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani among others, urged football’s authorities to consider a later start to European leagues in World Cup years.
Hear what Tuchel had to say following the defeat in Singapore below.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has insisted that superstar forward Neymar will “bounce back” from Brazil’s World Cup 2018 disappointment.
The €220 million forward was helpless as the pre-tournament favourites crashed out in Russia at the quarter-final stage after a 2-1 loss to Belgium. This result has led to talk that his second season in the French capital could be negatively impacted.
“The challenge is to bounce back,” Tuchel said. “If you hit the floor, you have to bounce back.”
Watch Tuchel’s answer to the Neymar question below.