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Rumor: Benfica reportedly in talks to sign free-agent Cavani

Edinson Cavani
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According to a report, Fernando, brother, and agent of Cavani, is in Lisbon holding talks with Benfica ahead of a potential move.

Given his experience and quality, it’s no surprise that a host of sides are showing interest in Cavani.

The 33-year-old became a free agent when his PSG contract expired on June 30th. So far, there has been no shortage of suitors for the Uruguayan forward.

Over the past few months, the likes of Atletico, Roma, and newly promoted Leeds have all shown interest in Cavani.

In fact, the veteran forward came inches close to completing a move to Spain in the winter window. Atletico Madrid pulled the plug on the deal after insisting the striker’s demands were somewhat unrealistic.

Lately, Inter were also rumored to be in talks with Cavani but nothing concrete has come out of those reports.

The latest now is that Portuguese giants Benfica has shown interest in the 33-year-old and is already in talks with his brother who also doubles as his agent.

Similar to Atletico Madrid, Marca claim that it would be difficult for Benfica to agree on a deal with Cavani due to his ‘excessive’ demands.

At 33, the striker most likely has one more big contract left in him and is looking to get the best out of it.

Cavani would prefer a switch to La Liga but has not ruled out the possibility of starring in Portugal.