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Cavani rejects N430million offer to hand penalties to Neymar

Ligue 1 By: Linus Onyeze | 25/09/2017

Edinson Cavani argues with Neymar over who will take a penalty during their clash with Lyon. The Uruguay striker has now reportedly rejected a massive offer to hand penalty duties to the Brazilian.Edinson Cavani argues with Neymar over who will take a penalty during their clash with Lyon. The Uruguay striker has now reportedly rejected a massive offer to hand penalty duties to the Brazilian.


Edinson Cavani has rejected a €1million offer to pass on penalty duties to Neymar, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish publication El Pais has claimed that Cavani was offered the payment, which amounts to the bonus he would receive should he finish as the club's top goalscorer in Ligue 1 this season, but the striker has snubbed the sweetener.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the PSG president, has spent the past week in negotiations with Cavani and his representatives in a bid to reach an agreement following the embarrassing public fall-out during the club's 2-0 win over Lyon on September 18.

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Dani Alves, who was a team-mate of Neymar at Barcelona, took the ball off Cavani and gave it to his younger countryman

Neymar was seen remonstrating with Cavani as they both stood over the spot arguing over who should take the penalty, having earlier squabbled over the taking of a set-piece.

The two forwards, who combined cost the French giants an eye-watering £253million, had seemed to be striking up a potent partnership after the Brazilian's world-record move from Barcelona this summer.

But L'Equipe reported after the incident that the pair had to be kept apart in the dressing room and while manager Unai Emery has said he will intervene should they row again, it has now been reported that the issue is yet to be resolved.

The Spanish daily claim the PSG squad are backing Cavani on the matter, with the 30-year-old designated as the club's penalty taker before Neymar's arrival.
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