PSG want to swap Edinson Cavani for Diego Costa

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa and are willing to offer Edinson Cavani in exchange, say Cadena Cope.

Costa has netted just five goals in 21 matches for Los Rojiblancos this season and it has been reported the club are open to a sale this summer.

The Spain international refused to train with his Atletico Madrid teammates on Thursday last week after the club opened misconduct proceedings into his red card at Barcelona.

The striker was shown a straight red card during the loss at Barcelona earlier this month by referee Gil Manzano, who stated in his post-match report that Costa insulted his mother, and that was the reason for the dismissal.

Costa has denied using a derogatory term towards the referee and as expected an appeal was launched on his behalf by the club but that proved unsuccessful.

The report now claims that video footage has proved that is not the case and Atleti will now seek to internally punish the player.

Costa has been linked with a summer move to a club from the Chinese Super League.

Cavani’s contract in the French capital expires next summer and he has scored 192 goals across six seasons at the French giants.

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