Manchester United are considering a swoop for Edinson Cavani this summer, with the centre-forward’s contract coming to an end at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 33-year-old’s existing deal with PSG expires at the end of June and the star is yet to make a decision on his future.
The South American was pushing for a move to Atletico Madrid in the January transfer market, but PSG blocked that switch and the French side are considering offering him an extension on his contract.
It had appeared a certainty that Edinson would leave Paris, but the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis means that PSG may be more tempted to retain the services of their current players than try their luck in the transfer window.
However, the veteran striker will have other options available to him and French outlet L’Equipe have described Manchester United as a ‘serious candidate’ to land Cavani this summer.
The 33-year-old would not match the Red Devils’ current transfer policy of targeting young English players, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be tempted to add some experience to his youthful attacking line, especially if no transfer sum is involved.
Cavani has enjoyed a stunning time in Paris, scoring 200 goals in 300 games in all competitions, but he has had his quietest ever campaign in terms of goal-scoring as injuries have stacked up.
Also touted with an interest in signing Cavani is Manchester United’s fellow Premier League side Newcastle United, with the club’s incoming owners looking to make a statement move in the transfer window.