Edinson Cavani is staying at Manchester United despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning return.
That is according to his brother and agent Walter Guglielmone who has reportedly rubbished suggestions the Uruguayan will leave Old Trafford.
Cavani only signed a one-year extension in May.
He got a £50,000-a-week pay hike which now sees him pocket £250k-a-week.
The 34-year-old signed as free agent in the summer of 2020 and was an instant success.
But until he signed his new deal, speculation was rife suggesting Cavani could head back to South America, with Boca Juniors strongly linked.
And it appears similar rumours emerged again after Ronaldo’s shock £21m return on Friday afternoon.
Cavani is likely to see far less game time with Ronnie to compete with.
And it didn’t take long for exit rumours to emerge after 36-year-old Ronaldo’s arrival from Juventus – only this time it was Brazilian club Corinthians linked.
But such talk has swiftly been quashed by ex-Paris Saint-Germain forward Cavani’s brother.
South American journalist Andre Hernan tweeted: “Walter Guglielmone, brother of Cavani, assured me that no one from Corinthians or intermediaries sought him out for anything.
“He reiterates that Cavani still has one year of contract in England.”
Ronaldo will earn £480k-a-week at Old Trafford and has immediately become the club’s highest earner.
He wanted £510k-a-week to join Man City but has taken less to link up with his old club United.
The former Sporting Lisbon ace has signed a two-year deal.
He is expected to earn millions more in a cut of replica shirt sales, having apparently made sure he will again wear the famous No 7 after making a fortune from his CR7 brand.
Cavani is the current holder of the No 7 but as he has not played so far this season, a switch is reportedly allowed.
Having been back in Portugal on Friday, Ronaldo is expected to fly into Manchester this weekend with Argentinian model girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez, 27, and his four kids to look for a mega-mansion near the city.
On Friday, it emerged his mentor and former United manager Sir
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