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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

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc says he "loves" Edinson Cavani and revealed the club are interested in the Napoli striker.

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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And PSG's new coach has now confirmed their move for the 26-year-old, blowing the race for the Uruguay international wide open, with Real Madrid and Chelsea previously thought to be favourites for his signature.

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.

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