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PSG have turned down a bid from Atletico Madrid for Edinson Cavani

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Paris St Germain's all-time record goalscorer Edinson Cavani has told the French giants he wants to leave, the club's sporting director Leonardo has revealed.

Cavani has helped PSG win 18 trophies including five Ligue 1 titles since joining from Napoli in 2013, scoring a club-record 198 goals in all competitions.

However, the Uruguay international, who turns 33 next month, has found opportunities limited this season and is now keen to call time on his Parc des Princes stay.

Speaking after PSG's Coupe de France win at Lorient on Sunday, Leonardo confirmed Cavani's decision and said they had already turned down a bid from Atletico Madrid for the striker.

Icardi's (right) arrival has limited Cavani's playing time at PSG. Credit: PA

"We've always said the same thing. We hoped he would stay at the club. It's true that today (Sunday) he asked to leave and we are studying the situation," Leonardo said in quotes reported by the French media.

"It is also true that we had an offer from Atletico Madrid and we did not accept it. On a financial level, it was not high enough compared to the value of the player.

"We are listening (to Cavani). After that, I honestly don't know how it will all end. Right now we are a little more distant from Atletico because we've not had any contact for the past few days. Today nothing is clear."

Asked if PSG want 30 million euros for Cavani, Leonardo added: "In his case it is not a question of amount, but of desire. The player wants to leave. We are listening to see what we can do that is best for the group as well."