Godin: I've called Cavani to bring him to Atletico

The PSG striker scored 19 goals in Ligue 1 in the 2015-16 season, and his Uruguay international team-mate says he has attempted to convince him to move to Spain

Diego Godin says he has called Uruguay team-mate Edinson Cavani "several times" about the prospect of joining him at Atletico Madrid. 

Cavani, who is contracted at Paris Saint-Germain until 2018, has constantly been linked with a move away from the French capital. 

The Premier League has long been mooted as a possible destination, with Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly interested in the 29-year-old forward. 

However, Godin insists Cavani has shown interest in a move to the Vicente Calderon to play under Diego Simeone. 

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Asked if he has spoken to Cavani about joining him at Atletico, Godin told Cope: "Yes, several times. He loves the club, he loves Atletico Madrid. 

"He loves the way we play because it's very similar to how we play with the national team and how we understand football in Uruguay."

Cavani scored 19 goals in 32 Ligue 1 games for PSG in 2015-16.