Premier League news: Leeds United target Edinson Cavani signature


After ending their 16-year wait to return to the Premier League, Leeds United are now considering an audacious approach for former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

After securing promotion as champions of the EFL Championship, Leeds will play in England's top flight next season for the first time since their relegation in 2004.

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Club owner Andrea Radrizzani is hoping to make their stay in the Premier League stick this time, and revealed that he is considering a deal for Uruguay star Cavani to make that happen.

"In addition to his quality, [Edinson] Cavani could contribute with his physicality and adapt here, but I've never talked about him with the coach [Marcelo Bielsa]," Radrizzani told Sky Sport Italia.

"Having said that, we've certainly thought about him and we'll see, given he's still available on a free transfer."

The 33-year-old, who scored a club-record 200 goals during his time with PSG, has been a free agent since his contract with the French giants expired at the end of last month.

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Radrizzani also confirmed that the club tried to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January, but the deal fell through when the 38-year-old elected to return to AC Milan instead. 

"Ibrahimovic will certainly be difficult. We tried to sign him in January, but he chose to join Milan and the deal vanished," he added.

"Now I think it's too late, the intensity of English football is different."