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Man Utd linked with late Cavani deal

Manchester United have once again been linked with a move for Edinson Cavani as the transfer window ticks towards its conclusion.

The Old Trafford outfit have once again been linked with a plethora of players this summer, only for their fans to have been left frustrated by a lack of transfer activity.

So far, with just 48 hours left to go until the deadline, Manchester United have only managed to secure the £40 million signing of Donny van de Beek, a deal made easier by the presence of former Red Devils ‘keeper and now Ajax CEO, Edwin van der Sar.

United have persistently been linked with a move for Jadon Sancho, and despite having agreed personal terms with the England international a number of weeks ago, are yet to come close to Borussia Dortmund’s £108 million asking price.

Last season’s third-placed Premier League side have also been linked with a loan move for Ousmane Dembele, though the Frenchman is said to be keen to stay at the Nou Camp, while Barcelona are only thought to be willing to sanction his departure on a permanent basis.

Now, according to the Mail, United have opened talks with Edinson Cavani, the Uruguay international a free agent following his departure from PSG at the end of last season.

The 33-year-old has been linked with the likes of Inter Miami, Benfica and Atletico Madrid this summer, but has failed to come to an agreement with any side, the Spanish side since going on to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona.

Cavani earned wages of around £210,000-a-week at the Parc des Princes, and the report says that the forward is keen to earn a similar figure at his new club, where he is also hoping to land a two-year deal.

Whether United would be willing to match Cavani’s contract demands is yet to be seen, especially having only just cleared Alexis Sanchez’s mammoth salary off the books earlier this summer, though it would perhaps represent a relatively cost-effective way of bolstering their attacking lineup with a player who netted 200 goals in 301 games for the French champions.

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