Manchester United are lining up a £60 million bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani this summer, and will try to beat Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool to his signature, according to the Daily Star.
Louis Van Gaal is reportedly prepared to offload Robin Van Persie to make room for yet another marquee signing and Cavani could be the man to help fire them back to the top next season.
If Van Gaal is to offload both Van Persie and misfiring Radamel Falcao, the Star claims they will have £460,000-a-week in wages to spare.
This would give them the leverage to pay Cavani the £300,000-a-week United bosses are apparently prepared to pay the 28-year-old striker to lure him to Old Trafford.Embed from Getty Images
Cavani is reported to be unsettled at PSG and has stated he could move on from the French champions this summer.
“For now I think only about finishing the season well here and give my best for the club that pays me.
“In Paris, I’m fine, but in football you never know what can happen in the future.”
Cavani has not featured in his preferred striker role enough as he would like with the French giants, playing second-fiddle to key man Zlatan Ibrahimovic since his £55m move from Napoli in 2013.Embed from Getty Images
Despite being played out of position at PSG, Cavani has an impressive 43 goals in 84 games for the club but has failed to live up to the levels which earned him the move from Napoli, where he scored 104 goals in 138 games.
The Uruguayan could prove to be a formidable strike partner for United captain Wayne Rooney next year – an attacking duo clubs all over Europe would fear.
Should Manchester United make a move for Edinson Cavani? Is he what they need?