SPORTS: Edison Cavani Rejects N428million from PSG Owner to Hand Over Penalty Duties to Neymar

Edison Cavani shields the ball from Neymar during a match against Lyon 

Spanish publication El Pais has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani rejected 1million Euros (N428 million) from PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi to hand over penalty duties to team-mate, Neymar.

The publication claimed that Cavani was offered the payment, which amounts to the bonus he would receive should he finish as the club's top goalscorer in Ligue 1 this season, but the striker has snubbed the sweetener.
This comes after the Cavani and Neymar engaged in a spat over who should take penalties. In a bid to settle the quarrel, Al-Khelaifi spent the past week in negotiations with Cavani and his representatives.

Neymar was seen remonstrating with Cavani as they both stood over the spot arguing over who should take the penalty, having earlier squabbled over the taking of a set-piece during a game against Lyon.

Cavani and Neymar 

The two forwards, who combined cost the French giants an eye-watering £253million, had seemed to be striking up a potent partnership after the Brazilian's world-record move from Barcelona this summer.

But L'Equipe reported after the incident that the pair had to be kept apart in the dressing room and while manager Unai Emery has said he will intervene should they row again, it has now been reported that the issue is yet to be resolved.

However, the Spanish daily has claimed that the has been cleared as Cavani has been given the responsibility ahead of Neymar.
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