Real Madrid have reportedly tabled an offer worth around £72million in total to Paris Saint-Germain for the transfer of striker Edinson Cavani.

Don Balon claim, however, that this current proposal, which includes add-ons, falls short of PSG’s valuation of the Uruguay international, who has been one of the most prolific centre-forwards in Europe for a number of years now.

There seems little doubt that a proven player like Cavani could add something to this Real squad, with their top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo leaving for Juventus this summer and Karim Benzema netting only five times in La Liga last season as he looks somewhat past his peak.

Cavani, 31, looks in far better shape in recent times, having flourished at PSG, particularly since Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure has allowed him to make that central striker spot his own.

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Edinson Cavani is being linked with Real Madrid late on in the transfer window

The clinical South American scored 40 goals last season, 49 the year before that, and is the French giants’ all-time leading scorer.

If Real can bring him to the Bernabeu in the next few days it could be a superb signing to bring in an upgrade on Benzema and take the a weight of pressure off Gareth Bale’s shoulders to replace Ronaldo as the team’s new focal point.

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