Cavani in Paris to finalize transfer

Updated: 2013-07-17 07:13

(China Daily)

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Edinson Cavani was in Paris on Monday to finalize his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, with sources close to the deal saying his 64 million euros ($84 million) price tag would break the French record.

The 26-year-old Napoli forward, who was the Serie A top scorer last season with 29 goals, landed in Paris on Monday morning before heading to a top city hotel to undergo a medical.

PSG later announced they would hold a press conference on Tuesday, suggesting the medical had been passed and a contract could now be signed either on Monday night or Tuesday.

Cavani is expected to sign a five-year deal, according to PSG sources.

Late in the morning, outgoing PSG sporting director Leonardo was seen leaving the luxury hotel with an adviser of the Uruguay player, nicknamed "The Matador".

Should the South American sign a contract with the French champion, he will line up alongside his former Napoli teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi, of Argentina.

The French Ligue 1 transfer record was set earlier this year when Colombia forward Radamel Falcao signed for Monaco from Atletico Madrid for a figure estimated at about 60 million euros.

Agence France-Presse

(China Daily 07/17/2013 page24)