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Man Utd hold talks with Cavani in a bid to ‘convince’ striker to stay for another season

Manchester United are set to hold talks with Edinson Cavani in a bid to ‘convince’ the forward to remain with the club for a further season.

Cavani signed for the Red Devils on a free transfer last summer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, departing the Ligue 1 side as their all-time record goalscorer with 200 goals in just 301 appearances.

The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal with the option of a further season and has made a positive impression since arriving in the Premier League, scoring six goals and providing two assists in just nine league starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Cavani’s impact has seen him become a valued member of the dressing room and United are keen for the veteran to extend his stay with the club, though face a fight to convince the forward with the Mail revealing the summer signing is considering an exit.

The report claims that Ed Woodwards and newly appointed football Director John Murtough sat down with the Uruguayan on Tuesday lunchtime in a bid to discuss his future.

Cavani is believed to have struggled to settle in England and is considering his options, with Boca Juniors having been strongly linked with a move to bring the forward back to South America.

The striker is also understood to have been left unhappy by his treatment from the Football Association, who banned him for three games earlier in the campaign for use of potentially racially offensive language social media.

Cavani is also aware that Solskjaer is keen to add a new centre-forward to his options this summer and is keen to ensure he receives regular first-team football, his maiden campaign in English football having been hindered by fitness issues.

The forward could return for this weekend’s clash with Brighton in a welcome boost for the Red Devils, with doubts over the fitness of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.

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