Edinson Cavani arrived in Paris on Monday to finalize his $84 million transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, a French record. Cavani will will first have to pass a medical before signing a lucrative five-year deal with the Ligue 1 champion. The previous French transfer record was set earlier when AS Monaco signed Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid for around $78 million.
Meanwhile, PSG has sought to silence rumors that central defender Thiago Silva is set to leave the club for Barcelona. Silva’s agent, Paulo Tonietto, told PSG’s official Web site: "Thiago is a PSG player. He has a contract and he will respect it. The rumours are the same as the ones last year but Thiago Silva is a PSG player and he'll see out his contract with his club."