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Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani tempted by Premier League

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani says the prospect of playing in the Premier League is "very appealing," while his agent wouldn't rule out a possible move to Juventus.

Cavani, 29, has regularly been linked with English clubs since moving to Paris in 2013, with Manchester United and Arsenal both said to have shown an interest in him in recent months.

The Uruguay international has had his share of low moments during his third year in the French capital but he has still chalked up 19 goals in all competitions.

When asked this week by Fox Sports if a switch to the Premier League would appeal to him, Cavani said: "Honestly, it would be wrong if I said no. It's is one of the most beautiful and important leagues in the world.

"When as a player you have dreamed of playing at the highest level, it's normal that it gets your attention to be linked as a target as a possible addition to important clubs in the world.

"But it doesn't go further than the reality and today's reality is that I'm a PSG player.

"I've always said that wherever I have played, I've always respected that jersey and I've always defended it as though I had been a supporter of the team all my life.

"I will respect it and I will continue to do so because it's how I approach life. The reality is that I'm here. We will see in the future, but it's true that the Premier League is very appealing."

Meanwhile, Cavani's brother and agent Fernando Guglielmone told Tuttosport all options remain open, including a possible move to four-time defending Serie A champ Juventus.

"Everything is possible in football - Juventus are a prestigious club with a great history and a fantastic present moment," Guglielmone said.

"In three months everything can change. What is true today maybe will not be the case tomorrow. Edinson could stay at PSG, who have an ambitious project, but also he could change teams.

Guglielmone hailed a possible partnership with Juventus' young superstar Paulo Dybala as more reason to consider a move.

"The Premier League is where there is more competition between the teams, but Serie A and La Liga are equally difficult and high-level.

"For Edi, a return to Italy would be no way a backward step in the career. Playing with Paulo Dybala? Well, they would form one of the strongest partnerships in Europe, but for now my brother plays with PSG."

The former Napoli forward delivered a timely reminder of his talent last month when he scored a late winner for PSG in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Chelsea.

Cavani should get another chance to showcase his ability during PSG's quarterfinal clash with Manchester City next month, although he expects a tough test against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

"The truth is that it's a hard team," he said. "The English teams are very difficult to face.

"We know that they [City] have a similar project to what PSG has today. They have been working hard for a few years now and that team has been playing together for some time. They have a lot of ambition in this competition and it's going to be a beautiful tie.

"We hope that the games against Chelsea have taught us well for what we have ahead of us."

Mark Rodden and Adriana Garcia contributed to this report.