Cavani Rejects €1m ‘Bribe’… Over Neymar Penalties Duties
Edinson Cavani’s feud with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar has escalated after the Uruguayan rejected €1million to pass on penalty duties, 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 goal scorer 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.
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.