However, reports insist that the 33-year-old is in negotiations with Benfica and today’s news suggests an agreement is close.
A BOLA states that there is optimism within Benfica of a deal, although there are still important details to settle.
In addition to an €8m signing-on fee and a €2.5m-a-season salary, Benfica have ‘seduced’ Cavani with an ambitious project.
Cavani has received more lucrative offers, but Benfica’s proposal is being ‘seriously considered’ and they expect him to accept it.
The Eagles are planning to back new coach Jorge Jesus in the transfer market with talks ongoing for a host of players.
Benfica, two-time European Cup winners in the early 1960s, want to regain their prominence in Europe.
And signing a world class striker like Cavani would be proof that they are serious about doing that.