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Edinson Cavani rejects HUGE BONUS as PSG try to make him give up penalties for Neymar

Uruguayan is digging in his heels after coming under pressure following embarrassing penalty row last weekend

When PSG have a problem they only know one solution.

Throw money at it until it goes away.

The Ligue 1 giants have attempted to ease the friction between star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani by paying the latter off.

Neymar fumed when Edinson Cavani would not allow him to take a penalty against Lyon

This incident was more significant than it first seemed

The Uruguayan international has snubbed an offer of a €1,000,000 bonus if allowed Neymar to take PSG’s penalties from now on.

The pair argued over a spot-kick on the pitch during the 2-0 win against Lyon earlier this month.

And according to Spanish publication El Pais, the duo are no closer to burying the hatchet after Cavani rebuffed the substantial offer.

It is believed that the 30-year-old would prefer to score more goals than to be paid off.

A mentality found in all good forwards.

Edinson Cavani reportedly is not motivated by cash when it comes to the penalty row with Neymar

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The obligatory awkward training ground photo

Neymar is said to have apologised to his team-mate and the rest of the squad for the embarrassing penalty row.

However the Brazilian’s decision to later unfollow Cavani on Instagram has fanned the flames of the tempestuous relationship further.

Neymar and F1 star Lewis Hamilton at London Fashion Week

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If this isn’t a cry for help then what is?

PSG manager Unai Emery has stuck by third captain Cavani, who was signed from Napoli for £55m in July 2013.

He said: “The first person in charge of taking penalties is Cavani, and Neymar is the second one.

“I have told them to sort it out between themselves.

“I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them.

“I do not want this to become a problem for us.”

Seems like it already is, mate.