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AS: Atletico Madrid want Arek Milik, not Edinson Cavani

Atletico Madrid are not interested in signing free agent Edinson Cavani this summer, according to AS.

Cavani, whose Paris Saint-Germain contract expires today, almost joined the Rojiblancos in January, but the deal fell through.

And Atleti have ‘not even considered’ signing the 33-year-old this summer with their priorities lying elsewhere.

Their ordeal in January, dealing with his high salary demands and agent/brother, put them off making any further move.

AS adds that the club pursuing Cavani more seriously is Roma, who have become the latest club linked with the Uruguayan.

Roma have reportedly offered Cavani a three-year contract that would make him their highest paid player.

Inter also have ‘El Matador’ on their agenda, but their rivals from the Italian capital are betting more on him.

Milik the priority

Meanwhile, Atletico are focusing on Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik, who they held a video meeting with last week.

Andrea Berta offered Milik, 26, a long-term deal worth €5m-per-season, double what he currently earns.

Napoli want €40m to €50m for Milik and Atletico face competition from Juventus, who want him to replace Gonzalo Higuain.

Former Ajax player Milik has one year left on his contract at the Stadio San Paolo.

The Poland international has scored 13 goals in 26 appearances for Napoli this season.



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