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Edinson Cavani's 31st league goal of the season earned defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 home win against Montpellier, sending the club to the top of Ligue 1 table three points clear of AS Monaco, who have two games in hand.

It was also Cavani's 44th goal in all competitions this season. The Uruguayan striker put Blaise Matuidi's left-flank cross into the net in the 29th minute on Saturday. Three minutes into the second half, Cavani back-heeled released Angel Di Maria, who fired a powerful shot from outside the box for his fifth goal in his last five games.

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Paris Saint-Germain's star Edinson Cavani said he welcomed the challenge of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the French football champions' central striker, adding that there is no pressure in it. The Uruguay star has spent much of his career with the Ligue 1 champions playing in a wide role in order to accommodate the former Sweden captain operating as the spearhead of the attack.

With Ibrahimovic joining Manchester United, Cavani is set to be deployed at the head of the forward line under new head coach Unai Emery. But despite facing the prospect of having to get close to Ibrahimovic's haul of 50 goals in 51 appearances last season, Cavani said he feels no pressure in taking on the mantle.

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The incredible legend of Jose Mourinho continues to grow at Chelsea football club as 'The Special One' wrote another chapter in his rather well decorated book of accomplishments by scripting an incredible win for the Blues for a position to imminent death to guide them back into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea came into their second leg quarter-final tie against Paris St. Germain knowing that they needed not just to keep a clean sheet, but also to put two goals past a team which had won 11 straight matches. The likelihood of a Blues result took a major beating when star winger Eden Hazard was forced off the field early in the first half, but Mourinho's substitution worked like a charm with Andre Schurrle coming off the bench and bringing Chelsea right back into the contest by scoring in the 32nd minute. Chelsea could have well gone into the break ahead on away goals, but Gary Cahill missed a chance to give them that advantage.

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In sharp contrast to Tuesday night, Wednesday proved to be a much better day to be the home side in the UEFA Champions League as Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid registered good wins to give themselves every chance of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition at the expense of Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

PSG, who are very much in the same mould that Chelsea were 10 years ago, are still very much a work in progress, but they were good enough to get the business done against the 2012 European Champions 3-1 on the night. Ezequiel Lavezzi was the star of the show for the Parisiens, with the Argentine winger opening the scoring in the 3rd minute after John Terry's poor header in the box gifted him an opportunity which he took with glee.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has accepted that will not be able to sign two of the world’s finest frontmen, namely Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. A new striker is seen as a necessity for the Blues, who have only one player to have scored more than 6 goals this season, midfielder Eden Hazard.

Speaking to the French media, Mourinho was asked about the possibility of luring Paris Saint Germain’s two top class hitmen, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. Mourinho said, "Ibrahimovic? It's impossible. He's happy in Paris. I know because we're in contact, we're friends. With their financial potential, I don't think Paris will ever open the door for him to leave. Cavani is a very good player. But Paris paid a lot of money for him and he has an amazing contract."

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It is the season of a massive overhaul at Manchester United. Manager David Moyes has already showcased his intention to the world by offloading a number of underperforming and unsettled names, whilst landing Juan Mata for a club record transfer fee. And with a few more players facing the exit door, reports in The Daily Mail suggest that the next one to leave Old Trafford may be former Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie.

It is believed that the veteran has grown dissatisfied under the regime of the Scot and is at odds with the manager for quite a while now. It is further understood that Van Persie has still not come to terms with the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson and coach Rene Meulensteen are no longer at the helm of managerial affairs at the club and that he is agitated under SAF’s successor.

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Fed up with Manchester United restricting his transfer plans, Jose Mourinho has seemingly decided to exact revenge on his rivals by moving for Uruguayan hitman Edinson Cavani. The PSG striker has emerged as United’s number summer target, with Sir Alex Ferguson even ringing Laurent Blanc to enquire about the 26 year old. But the Mirror reports that Chelsea have now trained their eyes on the former Napoli man to solve their striking woes and are even willing to let go of Romelu Lukaku to part fund their expensive pursuit of Cavani.

Cavani made the trip down the beaten path from the Serie A to PSG only last summer but things haven’t gone to plan under Blanc, who has shifted the South American out wide to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic down the middle. Cavani has been disillusioned to such an extent that its almost an accepted fact that he will leave PSG in the summer.

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