Manchester United are being linked with signing Edinson Cavani and Luka Jovic as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately seeks to strengthen his attacking options before the transfer deadline.
United’s disappointing start to the new season has reportedly prompted a rethink amongst the club’s hierarchy ahead of the final days of the transfer window, their summer-long flirtation with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho having failed to result in significant and tangible progress.
In ‘news’ that should perhaps be treated with a degree of scepticism, The Sun are reporting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will ignore his side’s defensive deficiencies and launch an all-out attack approach to the transfer market, lining up late deals for forward duo Edinson Cavani and Luka Jovic.
Cavani remains without a club after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the expiry of his contract this summer, the Parisian’s all-time record goalscorer seeking a new challenge after seven prolific seasons in the French capital.
The Uruguay international had seemed close to moves to Atletico Madrid and Benfica before the respective deals stalled, with the Sun reporting United have now opened ‘talks’ with the 33-year-old’s agent over a potential move to the Premier League.
Cavani’s arrival would add increased quality to United’s attacking options which look short of quality behind the club’s first-choice front three, the likes of Odion Ighalo and Dan James having failed to adequately step up when called upon.
Should the Red Devils fail with a bid to tempt the Uruguayan to Old Trafford, the reports suggests the club will consider a loan move for Real Madrid frontman Luka Jovic, the youngster having struggled since making a big-money move to the Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer.
The Serbia international scored prolifically for the Bundesliga side but has failed to live up to expectations in Spain amid competition for a starting spot from Karim Benzema, and could be allowed to leave after scoring just two league goals last season.
Several leading clubs in Italy are also believed to be interested in the 22-year-old, with clubs in Europe’s major leagues having just six more days to conclude business before the closure of the transfer window.