According to Foot Mercato, OGC Nice have made a lucrative offer to sign former PSG striker Edinson Cavani (35) – who is currently only wanting a move to Spanish La Liga side Villarreal.
The Azur coast side met with Cavani’s brother in Nice in the last few hours, and have made a contract offer that is higher than anything the striker has reviewed this summer since leaving Manchester United.
Fabrice Hawkins reported in the last few weeks that talks between Edinson Cavani and Nice were back underway, with Les Aiglons trying their luck again to bring in the free agent.
As previously reported, club president Jean-Pierre Rivère had held talks with the former Paris Saint-Germain man but was soon informed that Cavani’s desire was for a move to Spain, putting a swift end to discussions.
Nice are in the market for a striker after Marcus Thuram turned down the chance to link up with his brother Khéphren, and have also been looking at Marseille forward Bamba Dieng as a potential option.
The 35-year-old remains without a club after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season. His previous spell in French football saw him score 200 goals for Les Parisiens over seven seasons, becoming the club’s all-time top scorer in the process. This past campaign in England saw him hit two goals in 15 Premier League appearances.