Window Shopping, January 22: Latest on Edinson Cavani, Atletico Madrid links

Edinson Cavani seems determined to join Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Edinson Cavani seems determined to join Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The January transfer window is open in Europe. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news and speculation from silly season’s winter cousin.

Cavani’s father: ‘Strong chance’ he’ll join Atletico Madrid

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Edinson Cavani appears to want out of Paris Saint-Germain, and he seems to have a clear destination in mind.

Cavani’s father Luis told Sky Sports the 32-year-old striker’s preferred destination is Atletico Madrid.

“I think there is a strong chance he will go to Atletico,” Luis said. “The option to join the club (Atletico) always remains in June.”

Cavani is out of a contract this summer and can always join Atleti on a free, but if PSG knows they’re going to lose him, they have impetus to sell.

(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)
(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)

Luis added his son is being treated “unfairly” by the French giants, to whom he handed in a transfer request earlier this week, according to PSG’s sporting director Leonardo.

Cavani has scored just five goals in 14 appearances for PSG, and Atletico Madrid has a need at striker after Antoine Griezmann left for Barcelona over the summer and club-record signing Joao Felix has gotten off to a slow start.

PSG, though, reportedly wants to keep Cavani the rest of the campaign as it chases elusive Champions League glory. Kylian Mbappe has become one of the very best strikers in the world and has sent Cavani down the pecking order.

Past transfer talk

Cavani hands in transfer request, ‘strong chance’ he’ll join Atletico (Jan. 22)

Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier for reported $33M (Jan. 20)

AC Milan considering move for USMNT defender Robinson (Jan. 20)

PSG sporting director: Cavani has asked to leave (Jan. 19)

Report: Galaxy sign Chicharito, make him highest-paid MLS player (Jan. 17)

Young signs with Inter Milan from Man United (Jan. 17)

Pogba reportedly set to leave Man United this summer (Jan. 15)

Red Devils chasing Pogba replacement in Sporting’s Fernandes (Jan. 15)

Atleti to target Lacazette if Cavani deal falls through? (Jan. 14)

Barcelona legend Xavi turns down managerial job (Jan. 12)

Galaxy reportedly chasing Chicarito as Zlatan replacement (Jan. 12)

Reina joins Aston Villa on loan from Inter Milan (Jan. 10)

Young turns down contract extension from Manchester United (Jan. 9)

Borussia Dortmund won’t sell Sancho in January window (Jan. 8)

Chelsea willing to let Giroud go, but where to? (Jan. 7)

D.C. United reportedly eyeing Luka Modric (Jan. 6)

Arsenal makes contact with Bayern Munich over Boateng (Jan. 6)

Chelsea’s $44.5M bid for Lyon striker Dembélé rejected (Jan. 3)

Inter Milan reaches out to Tottenham about Eriksen (Jan. 2)

Zlatan will wear No. 21 in return to AC Milan (Jan. 2)

Liverpool completes move for RB Salzburg’s Minamino (Jan. 1)

Borussia Dortmund opens window by swooping in for Håland (Dec. 29)

Five Premier League clubs who could make moves (video)

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