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Edinson Cavani’s move to Benfica OFF over wage issues

Benfica have dramatically pulled the plug on a deal for free agent Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

RecordA BOLA and O JOGO are all reporting Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira made the decision to end talks.

The reason was purely financial, with the Lisbon club failing to agree terms on his salary.

Cavani had agreed a three-year deal worth €10m-per-season, with Benfica planning to split payments over six years.

However, the Uruguayan’s brother and agent, Walter Cavani, then asked for the wages to be paid normally over three years.

Benfica then left the negotiating table, abandoning their pursuit of Cavani, who had been due in Lisbon next week.

Cavani’s future is now again in question with his salary demands deterring many interested clubs.

From Cavani to the new Cavani

The Eagles will now focus on Cavani’s countryman, Darwin Nunez, who they wanted in addition to Cavani.

Nunez, 20, is in hot demand with Wolfsburg and Southampton having already made bids.

The likes of RB Leipzig, Napoli, Inter, Sevilla and even Barcelona are also keeping tabs on the Almeria striker.

However, Benfica believe they can convince him to join them with the promise of a prominent place in Jorge Jesus’ squad.

SourceO JOGO


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