The reigning Ligue 1 champions have blown the race for the Uruguay international wide open after revealing their desire to acquire the Chelsea and Manchester City target
Earlier on Wednesday the Ligue 1 champions' director general Jean-Claude Blanc cryptically announced that les Parisiens were in talks "with a great player", prompting speculation that they had made a late move to sign striker.
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He told reporters: "I love Cavani, yes we are interested."
Goal exclusively revealed on Wednesday that the Napoli star is keen on a move to Chelsea to fulfil a dream of playing in the Premier League.
The Blues have already failed with a £34m-plus-Fernando Torres offer was rejected, while Manchester City's £25.5m-plus-Edin Dzeko bid was similarly unsuccessful.