Thomas Tuchel is confident that Edinson Cavani will be at Paris Saint-Germain for the upcoming season.
The Uruguayan has been the subject of rumours linking him to a move to Real Madrid but the PSG boss is adamant his star striker is going nowhere.
Tuchel insists there’s nothing to suggest the 31-year-old could leave Paris despite Madrid being in the hunt for big-name replacements following Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure.
“This is my feeling and I have not heard such a thing [that Cavani wants to leave],” the PSG boss told reporters.
“I spoke to him and he didn’t mention anything.
“He said he is looking forward to joining us [in pre-season]. He is a key player for us.”
Inter Milan appear to be closing in on a deal to sign Sime Vsraljko from Atletico Madrid, Gianluca DiMarzio claims.
The right-back who starred Croatia in their run to the World Cup final this summer, is keen to move to the Serie A despite Diego Simeone’s attempts to persuade him to stay in the Spanish capital.
The 26-year-old has instead opted to be first choice at the San Siro instead of facing another season of jostling with Juanfran for a starting berth.
The Italian side will pay an initial €6.5 million to complete a loan move with a further option to buy for €17.5m.
The move was formalised on Monday after the France playmaker completed a medical, though the transfer had been agreed between the two clubs during the World Cup, which Lemar and France went onto win.
“I’m very happy to be here,” he said.
“Antoine and Lucas have told me lots about the club. I’m very happy with the decision I made.
“I know this team demands hard work and I’ll give it my all for the team. If I need to run more, I’ll do it without a problem.”