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Edinson Cavani is set to join Benfica after reportedly agreeing a €10million-a-season (£8.8m) contract until 2023.
The Uruguayan forward is a free agent after letting his contract at Paris Saint-Germain run down, bringing an end to a seven-year stay at the Parc des Princes.
Leeds and Bayern Munich had also expressed an interest in signing the 33-year-old.
But Cavani is expected to put pen to paper at the Portuguese giants next week, according to.
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Cavani had confirmed talks with Benfica last weekend.
'There were meetings with Benfica and other clubs. But nothing is yet defined, so I cannot say that there is a closed agreement. When everything is confirmed with a team, they will know it,' he said.
When pressed on what attracted him to Benfica, Cavani replied they were 'a great team' that regularly competes in European competitions and that 'many Uruguayans' have represented the club in the past.
Leeds had drawn up an ambitious plan to bring him to Elland Road following promotion to the Premier League.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani told Sky Sport Italia: 'In addition to his quality, Cavani could contribute with his physicality and adapt here, but I've never talked about him with the coach.
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The Uruguayan forward commented on the surprising omission for the commemorative photo of the 50 years of the club. © Supplied by Football 365 Cavani publishes a nostalgic message on Twitter Last week, PSG celebrated its 50th anniversary. On this occasion, the club has concocted a nice photo montage in which the main icons of the club have been carefully highlighted. There were about ten of them. As the best director in club history, Edinson Cavani could have been included.
'Having said that, we've certainly thought about him and we'll see, given he's still available on a free transfer.'
Cavani's scored 200 goals in 301 games for Ligue 1 champions PSG after netting 104 in 138 matches for Napoli.
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