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体坛英语新闻:Palmeiras keen on Cavani but not price tag

2020-06-28 07:48:071430
内容摘要: RIO DE JANEIRO, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Palmeiras have confirmed their interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but adm......

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Palmeiras have confirmed their interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but admit the Uruguayan's wage demands may be beyond them.

Cavani's contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June and the 33-year-old is now free to sign a pre-contract with any club as a free agent.

Palmeiras president Mauricio Galiotte met with Cavani's half-brother, Walter Guglielmone, last year for preliminary talks about a possible contract with the Brazilian club.

"He [Guglielmone] obviously asked if Palmeiras were interested, and all clubs are interested in a player of this size, with that potential," Galiotte was quoted as saying by Brazilian news service Globo Esporte.

"Obviously we know the complexity of hiring a player of his caliber. He commands a significant salary, by merit. We had a conversation and then we left it there. We didn't negotiate but I think it's very difficult right now for any Brazilian or South American team to sign a player like that, especially in the current situation."

Galiotte ruled out a bid to sign Shanghai SIPG forward Hulk, who has previously expressed a desire to play for the Sao Paulo-based club.