PSG ‘To Bench Edinson Cavani’ For Vital Champions League Clash Against Former Team Napoli

Edinson Cavani  is reportedly set to be on the bench for Paris Saint-Germain’s crunch Champions League clash against his old club Napoli.

The French giants are third in their Champions League group, a point behind their Italian opponents.

And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Cavani will start on the bench for a game he will have been desperate to start in.

Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Angel Di Maria are expected to form a fluid front three in a 3-4-3 formation.

Behind them is expected to be Juan Bernat, Adrien Rabiot, Marco Verratti and Thomas Mounier.

The last line of defence will be Presnel Kimpembe, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, with Gianluigi Buffon in goal.

Cavani missed PSG’s 2-1 victory against Lille at the weekend with injury.

SunSport reported last month how according to SPORT newspaper in Spain, Atletico boss Diego Simeone is ready to rescue Cavani from the Parc des Princes.

The Argentinian manager’s game plan is to link him in a front three with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann.

Cavani would be welcome at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium as Uruguay team-mates, Diego Godin and Jose Jimenez, are the defensive partnership from club and country.

The hitman has grown frustrated after appearing to be marginalised by team-mates Neymar and Mbappe this season.

Signing Cavani would cost around £50million for Atletico but it is a hefty price to pay considering he is already 31 years old.

Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal scoring record last season and won the golden boot with 28 goals last season in Ligue 1.

This season however he currently has six goals to his name, six fewer than Neymar and seven behind Mbappe.


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