​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 Atleti pulling out of the deal.

As reported by ​AS, the Spanish side reached an agreement with PSG three days ago, with a fee of around €18m agreed for the attacker. The player's representatives then asked for a commission, though, and that turned out to be the end of any proceedings.


AS added that the bonus fee would have equated to a similar amount to the transfer itself, making the deal far too expensive for ​Atletico to go ahead with, and so pulled the plug.


​Cavani had been manager Diego Simeone's number one target in the January transfer window, but it is unlikely that he will sign in the summer either.

Edinson Cavani

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.