​Edinson Cavani's agent is in Madrid to hold further talks with Atletico, and the PSG striker is said to be 'hours away' from joining the Spanish side. 


Cavani, who only has six months remaining on his contract, has been heavily linked with a move away from France in recent weeks, with the striker struggling for game time. 


He has made just 14 appearances in all competitions, managing just four starts in Ligue 1 up to this point. 

Edinson Cavani

PSG's sporting director Leonardo recently confirmed that the 32-year-old had asked to leave as a result of his lack of playing time. A number of top European sides including Manchester United, Chelsea and ​Atletico Madrid have all shown an interest in him in January, but the Spanish side are now said to be closing in on a deal. 


The Madrid-based side have been heavily linked with the frontman, with a deal being described as 'imminent'. ​AS have now reported that the Uruguayan is, in fact, 'hours away' from signing for Los Rojiblancos. 


The report states that his agent is currently in Madrid and is attempting to negotiate the terms of his contract. They claim that this means PSG have already reached an agreement with Atletico to allow him to leave. 


A source from Cavani's camp has revealed that everything will have been decided by Monday 27 January and that an official announcement would 'likely' be made on 'Tuesday or Wednesday'.

While he hasn't undergone a medical yet, there aren't expected to be any complications. 


A source told AS: “But they can be sure that there will be no problem with Edinson's medical test, because he is in perfect condition after recovering from the small muscle discomfort he had a few weeks ago.”


Should the deal go through in time, Cavani could even make his debut for Atletico on Saturday as they take on local rivals Real Madrid.