Atletico Madrid were nearing an agreement for PSG forward Edinson Cavani in recent days, but a deal stalled as the player's agent demanded a set of bonuses.
The potential transfer was at a very advanced stage, with Atletico agreeing personal terms with the player and a fee with the French champions. However, the excessive demands of Cavani's agent led to
PSG are obviously not fans of Jessie J because it really is about the price tag when it comes to Edinson Cavani... Atlético have reportedly failed in a final €18m bid for the Uruguayan: https://t.co/nVFkddIyKI pic.twitter.com/oMvcDTnaIS— AS English (@English_AS) January 30, 2020
Since signing for PSG from Napoli in 2013, the Uruguayan has scored a remarkable 198 goals in 293 games. However, this season his impact has been limited, making just 14 appearances across all competitions in 2019/20 and scoring five goals.
The 32-year-old - who has also been linked with Chelsea and Inter Miami recently - had asked to leave PSG in January and would have been willing to lower his wage demands to force a move, but as seen in many deals nowadays, the demands of agents can seriously complicate things.
Cavani's contract expires in the summer and he will be available on a free transfer. Interested clubs already have the option to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with him this month, but it appears as though Atletico aren't willing to enter negotiations for this kind of deal.