Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Edinson Cavani, Stephan El Shaarawy, David Luiz
Is this the week Edinson Cavani finally waves goodbye to Napoli?
Reports out of France indicate the Uruguay international striker, a mainstay in the world football rumor mill, could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the English press has a different story entirely.
Regardless, Cavani's fate is the top story in this Tuesday edition of the B/R Summer Transfer Window Gossip roundup. Inside, we also have updates on Stephan El Shaarawy, David Luiz, Kevin Strootman and more.
Keep reading for all the details.
Edinson Cavani in Talks with PSG?
The agent of Napoli's Uruguayan international forward Edinson Cavani is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a potential €63 million transfer, according to French reports.
Cavani, 26, led Serie A with 29 goals in 34 appearances. He is under contract until 2017, and his release clause is €63 million.
Chelsea Linked with Stephan El Shaarawy, Edinson Cavani, Wayne Rooney
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has identified AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy as a summer transfer target, according to Express.
El Shaarawy, 20, could be available for £30 million, according to Express sources in Italy. Meanwhile, talkSPORT reports that Chelsea could offer cash plus striker Fernando Torres in a bid to sign El Shaarawy.
El Shaarawy, an Italian international, scored 16 league goals last season in 37 appearances for AC Milan.
In other Chelsea transfer news, The Independent reports that Napoli will not accept any offers including "makeweights" for striker Edinson Cavani and will instead demand the full buyout clause of €63 million. According to the report, Napoli rejected Chelsea's offer of €50 million plus Torres.
Finally, The Telegraph reports that Chelsea will bid £20 million for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney if the England international leaves United.
Bayern Munich Interested in David Luiz?
Bayern Munich have joined Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in showing interest in Chelsea's Brazil international defender David Luiz, according to the Daily Mail.
Luiz, 26, joined Chelsea from Benfica in 2011 and has three years left on his contract. New Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly identified defense as an area in which the treble winners can improve next season.
According to the Mail's report, Luiz is unsure how he fits with new manager Jose Mourinho's plans.
Kevin Strootman to Stay with PSV Another Season?
Strootman, a 23-year-old Netherlands international, has been linked with a move away from PSV this summer. According to the Daily Mirror, Strootman wants a move to the Premier League, where champions Manchester United are interested. Meanwhile, Goal.com reports that Napoli have also shown interest.
"We do not want to lose Strootman this summer," Brands said. "He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season."
Alvaro Negredo, Jeremy Toulalan Set for Atletico Switch?
Atletico Madrid hope to complete the transfers of Alvaro Negredo (pictured) and Jeremy Toulalan this week, per Diario AS.
Negredo, a Spain international striker, scored 25 goals in 36 league matches with Sevilla last season. Atletico have bid about €20 million for the 27-year-old, per the AS report, but Sevilla want closer to €25 million.
Toulalan, a 29-year-old France international midfielder, could cost up to €8 million. Atletico could offer defender Cata Diaz as a makeweight in a deal.
Thiago Alcantara would triple his wages if he joins Manchester United from Barcelona, according to Metro.
United are set to increase their bid for Everton full-back Leighton Baines to £16 million, according to the Daily Star.
Tottenham Hotspur have bid £17 million for Valencia's Spain international striker Roberto Soldado (pictured), according to the Daily Star.
Liverpool are not moving for PSG defender Mamadou Sakho, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Juventus could sell forward Mirko Vucinic in order to raise money to sign Stevan Jovetic, according to Tuttosport (h/t Football Italia). Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in Vucinic.