Laurent Blanc is confident that Edinson Cavani would form a good partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic if his proposed transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain goes through this summer.
PSG sporting director Leonardo confirmed at the weekend that the Ligue 1 champion has made a formal bid for the Uruguay international and expects the transfer to move forward in July.
Blanc, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti as head coach on June 26, recently voiced his admiration for Cavani and he has now insisted that the 26-year-old would be a perfect teammate for Ibrahimovic.
"I would be very happy if Cavani were to join PSG," Blanc was quoted as saying by L'Equipe. "Cavani and Ibrahimovic are compatible. Their styles compliment each other.
"It would be a great coup from a sporting point of view if we sign Cavani and it would be a signal of intent toward our rivals in France and Europe."
The former France boss is busy preparing his squad for the 2013-14 season and is actively looking for new recruits including, the coach has confirmed, Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
"Cabaye is a wonderful player but it depends on what players we have available," Blanc added. "We are interested because he provides options."
One player who has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes is Thiago Silva, with Barcelona reportedly preparing a deal for the Brazil international.
Blanc, however, has refuted claims that the center back will join the Liga champion, adding that he could be handed the club captaincy.
"I think he will be in Paris this season and he has a great chance to be the captain," Blanc added.