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Edinson Cavani agrees Atletico Madrid move with Chelsea target and PSG star set to replace Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann

Striker wants to leave France after falling out with Neymar and has agreed deal in principle with Atleti

Edinson Cavani has reportedly agreed to replace Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid.

Mundo Deportivo claims the Paris Saint-Germain striker will be on the move this summer after falling out with Neymar.

PSG star Edinson Cavani has agreed a deal in principle to join Atletico Madrid

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PSG star Edinson Cavani has agreed a deal in principle to join Atletico Madrid

Meanwhile, Atletico are resigned to losing Antoine Griezmann after he reportedly struck a deal with Barcelona.


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But Diego Simeone believes he has landed a top replacement in Cavani, who has apparently agreed a deal in principle to move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

The 31-year-old hitman has also been linked with Chelsea as the Blues look to shift Alvaro Morata.

But it seems Cavani is destined for Atletico after being swayed by Uruguay team-mates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.

Cavani looks set to replace Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann

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Cavani looks set to replace Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann

He is apparently looking forward to forging a deadly partnership with Diego Costa in attack.

And future boss Simeone reckons he will have a team capable of challenging Barcelona for their La Liga crown next season, with Cavani even agreeing to take a huge hit on his wages.

The report adds that Atletico initially moved for Juventus’ younger forward Paulo Dybala instead.


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But a deal collapsed due to the high asking price for the 24-year-old, which is said to be more than the £89million Atleti will receive when Barca meet Griezmann’s release clause.

Chelsea were looking at Cavani as a replacement for Juventus target Alvaro Morata

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Chelsea were looking at Cavani as a replacement for Juventus target Alvaro Morata

Cavani was convinced to join Atleti by Uruguay pal Diego Godin

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Cavani was convinced to join Atleti by Uruguay pal Diego Godin

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