Manchester United are set to beat the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to the signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edison Cavani. According to reports, the Red Devils are preparing a bid of £60 million to lure the Uruguayan to England.
Manchester United intend to make room for Cavani with the sale of Robin Van Persie and also plan not to extend Falcao’s load deal when it expires at the end of the season according to the report. Should this happen, the Red Devils would have freed up about £460,000-a-week in wages, allowing them to conveniently pay Cavani the £300,000-a-week salary he is reportedly on at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Uruguayan international is said to be unhappy at the French club due to lack of game time since Laurent Blanc has preferred in form Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play up front. And judging by the comment attributed to Cavani recently, he could be open to a move away from the French club. The player was quoted to have said;
“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.“
Despite not having enough game time in his preferred striking role, since moving from Napoli in 2013, for £55 million, his goal scoring records at Paris Saint-Germain speak for him, with 43 goals in 84 games, Cavani could prove to be a formidable partner for Wayne Rooney at Manchester United. Manchester United have struggled to score goals this season due mainly to the lack of fitness of Robin Van Persie and the failure of Ramadel Falcao to live up to expectation.
Chelsea are said to also be interested in the 28-year old but with Diego Costa being the preferred striker at the club, it’s still unlikely that he would get much game time up front and considering Mourinho usually plays with one striker, Cavani might just find himself lacking game time yet again if he joins Chelsea.
The Blues could do with a decent striker who can take some of the pressure off Diego Costa. Chelsea do not need another big name striker, but a reliable back up to Diego Costa ( especially considering Remy’s constant romance with injuries and seemingly lack of trust Mourinho has in him ). Diego Costa has shown in the past year that he has a soft hamstring and as Mourinho said at the start of the season, the Spanish International would not be able to play all the games for Chelsea this season and maybe not next season. Diego Costa is currently out injured with a hamstring injury he picked up initially against Hull City but made worst against Stoke City at the weekend, a game which he lasted just ten minutes before he was forced to limp off. Costa would be out for two weeks and would miss the crucial Premier league encounter against Manchester United on the 18th of April.