Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered Edison Cavani a stunning
cash bonus in an attempt to persuade the striker to relinquish penalty
taking responsibilities to Neymar.
Cavani, who has scored 95 goals in 140 league games for PSG since 2013, appeared to argue with summer signing Neymar over a penalty in the 2-0 win over Lyon last week.
Neymar became the most expensive player in history when he signed for the French giants in the summer and was said to be aggrieved that he was not named the club’s penalty-taker.
In a bid to settle the dispute and avoid a looming crisis at the Parc des
Princes, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is believed to have approached Cavani with an incredible offer in the hope that he would allow Neymar to take set-pieces.
Spanish outlet El Pais say the club told Cavani they would pay him €1m his potential bonus for finishing the season as the Ligue 1 top goalscorer if he gave in to their demands.
PSG, currently unbeaten in the league and one point clear of Monaco, are keen to put the issue to bed but the Uruguay international allegedly responded by saying he is not interested in the money and intends to take penalties throughout the season.
Speaking about the issue last week, PSG boss Unai Emery said: ‘I have told them to sort it out between themselves.
‘I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them.
‘I do not want this to become a problem for us.’
PSG started the season with six straight victories but were held to a goalless draw at Montpellier on Saturday.