Window Shopping, January 30: Will Cavani end up at Inter Miami, Atletico Madrid or staying with PSG?

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Want to know where Edinson Cavani will be after the transfer window closes? So do we. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images)
Want to know where Edinson Cavani will be after the transfer window closes? So do we. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images)

The January transfer window closes at 6 p.m. ET on Friday. We’ll keep you updated with the final news and speculation from silly season’s winter cousin.

Edinson Cavani to Madrid? Miami? Nowhere?

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani is the biggest star attacker repeatedly mentioned in transfer speculation this month. Or maybe second after Erling Haaland, whom Borussia Dortmund expeditiously snapped up right at the start.

Where will Cavani go, if anywhere? He reportedly handed in a transfer request earlier this month, and his father strongly suggested he’d go to Atletico Madrid.

Only it appears a potential move to the Spanish capital is falling apart. L’Equipe in France is reporting he’s staying put as Atleti’s separate bids of $11 million and $16.5 million didn’t meet PSG’s asking price. Furthermore, Thomas Lemar is expected to stay put, and his sale would supposedly have helped Atleti balance the books in a Cavani deal.

(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)
(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)

The Mirror is reporting that Manchester United is keeping tabs on Cavani as a possible summer acquisition, now that it’s expected he’ll stay with PSG.

But wait, there’s more.

Marca reports that Inter Miami, the fledgling David Beckham-helmed MLS club set to play its first season this year, has swooped in with a late bid for Cavani. There’s been little update on that front, however, which suggests it either isn’t true or PSG didn’t take the bid seriously.

L’Equipe and other outlets say Atleti might be preparing one final bid of nearly $20 million before the window closes Friday, so it might be an eventful Friday on this front.

Either way, we’ll have an answer soon.

Past transfer talk

Everton reportedly rejects Barcelona’s $110M Richarlison bid (Jan. 29)

Manchester United announces Fernandes deal (Jan. 29)

Spurs’ Eriksen completes Inter Milan move (Jan. 28)

Cavani hands in transfer request, ‘strong chance’ he’ll join Atletico (Jan. 22)

Real Madrid sign Flamengo playmaker Reinier for reported $33M (Jan. 20)

AC Milan considering move for USMNT defender Robinson (Jan. 20)

PSG sporting director: Cavani has asked to leave (Jan. 19)

Report: Galaxy sign Chicharito, make him highest-paid MLS player (Jan. 17)

Young signs with Inter Milan from Man United (Jan. 17)

Pogba reportedly set to leave Man United this summer (Jan. 15)

Red Devils chasing Pogba replacement in Sporting’s Fernandes (Jan. 15)

Atleti to target Lacazette if Cavani deal falls through? (Jan. 14)

Barcelona legend Xavi turns down managerial job (Jan. 12)

Galaxy reportedly chasing Chicarito as Zlatan replacement (Jan. 12)

Reina joins Aston Villa on loan from Inter Milan (Jan. 10)

Young turns down contract extension from Manchester United (Jan. 9)

Borussia Dortmund won’t sell Sancho in January window (Jan. 8)

Chelsea willing to let Giroud go, but where to? (Jan. 7)

D.C. United reportedly eyeing Luka Modric (Jan. 6)

Arsenal makes contact with Bayern Munich over Boateng (Jan. 6)

Chelsea’s $44.5M bid for Lyon striker Dembélé rejected (Jan. 3)

Inter Milan reaches out to Tottenham about Eriksen (Jan. 2)

Zlatan will wear No. 21 in return to AC Milan (Jan. 2)

Liverpool completes move for RB Salzburg’s Minamino (Jan. 1)

Borussia Dortmund opens window by swooping in for Håland (Dec. 29)

Five Premier League clubs who could make moves (video)