With it seeming increasingly likely that Real Madrid is going to make a huge offer for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez the Merseyside club is preparing for the worst by putting together a £60 million deal for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
Football website caught offside is reporting that while Liverpool remain confident of being able to hang onto Suarez manager Brendan Rodgers wants to have a plan B in place just in case the worst happens and Suarez departs for Madrid.
Suarez just recently signed a new contract before Christmas that saw him become Liverpool’s highest ever paid player, and while Suarez himself says he is very happy at Anfield there are whispers that a clause in his contract could allow him to leave if the Spanish giants met Liverpool’s asking price.
Cavani is known to be unhappy playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Paris and does not like the wide position in which he is being forced to play. Should the chance arise for him to play in the Premiership he would most probably grab it with both hands especially if it allowed him to play in his more favoured centre forward position.
PSG paid £52 million to bring him to the Parc des Princes from Napoli where he had spent an impressive three seasons scoring 104 goals, and during his first season in France he has managed a respectable 25 goals in all competitions.
The sale of the 27-year-old may also tempt PSG boss Laurent Blanc with the club making a quick profit while also helping to adhere to UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines.