PSG Accused Of Offering Edinson Cavani £1 Million To Stop Taking Penalties

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Two goals up against Lyon, PSG's Edinson Cavani wanted to take the penalty to make it three... but so did Neymar. They started to argue. It wasn't a Lee Bowyer, Keiron Dyer shirts-off-kebab-queue-career-ender, but it was, nevertheless, an equally strong and embarrassing disagreement.

Cavani won the argument, but lost the war; missing the subsequent penalty and thus weakening his position as the team's main man and chief taker of penalties, but, dear schadenfreude-fueled reader, it gets better.

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Oh it gets better.

According to an article by Spanish newspaper El Pais, PSG have since offered Cavani €1 million (which translates to a lot of money) to fully relinquish his penalty duties to Neymar, an incentive that, says the Telegraph, PSG vehemently deny exists, claiming that the Spanish press are trying to destabilise their team.

While neither Cavani nor Neymar has spoken out about the PK fiasco, PSG's manager, Unai Emery, gave a predictably flat statement on the matter, saying: "There are two players able to take penalty kicks: Cavani and Neymar."

"There will be, from now, the first shooter and the second one. I will let them know who is going to be the first one and who will be the second one."

Cheers, Unai.

Here's a proper disagreement, if that's what you're here for...