Benfica pull plug on contract offer for Edinson Cavani

Benfica have decided to pull the plug on their contract offer for Edinson Cavani. The Portuguese giants looked to be leading the chase for the Uruguayan striker, but for unknown reasons the club has decided not to push through their offer. These developments are a boost for Leeds United, who are also interested.

The newly promoted Premier League side had marked Cavani as one of their top targets for the summer window, but were given a blow when the former Paris Saint-Germain striker preferred Champions League football over the prospect of playing in the English leagues. It appeared he was on his way to Benfica only for that deal to collapse a week later.

This has renewed hope for Leeds United, who are keen to make their return after 16 years to the Premier League last longer than a single season. Head coach Marcelo Bielsa would love to add the 33-year-old to his squad also because the forward managed to score 200 goals in seven seasons playing for PSG.