Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperately trying to strengthen his squad before the window shuts on Monday night having only managed to bring-in Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek so far this summer.
United are being strongly linked with wingers such as Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele but the Daily Mail suggests that Solskjaer is also in the market for another striker and Cavani has emerged as a realistic target.
The South American hitman is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired at the end of last season and the Daily Mail claims Man Utd are in talks over a potential free transfer swoop.
The newspaper says Cavani is demanding a two-year contract worth around £210,000-a-week and United are now well placed to secure his signature after Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Inter Miami all pulled out of the running.
Signing Cavani on a short-term deal could be a shrewd piece of business by United as he’s still one of the most deadly hitmen in the game and the Daily Mail says the striker could even fly-in to the UK today to finalise a move.