Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013 12:28 PM

PSG signs Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani

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PARIS (AP) -Paris Saint-Germain has broken the transfer record in the French league by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.

The French champions announced the five-year deal Tuesday for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million). The previous record belonged to Monaco, which recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79 million) for Colombia striker Radamel Falcao.

Cavani was the top scorer in the Italian league last season, netting 29 goals. He led Napoli to the Italian Cup title in 2012 and to a runner-up finish in Serie A this year.

By making its first signing, PSG restored a bit of order at the club following Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti's departure for Real Madrid and Brazilian sporting director Leonardo's announcement last week of his resignation.

 
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