Manchester United keen on £54.3m Chelsea target

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Manchester United remain keen on striker Edinson Cavani and are considering a summer swoop for the player, according to reports.

The Daily Mail claims the Red Devils continue to look at strikers, amidst doubts over the long-term futures of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

And, they have highlighted the PSG forward as a potential option at the end of the season.

Competition is likely to be fierce for the Uruguayan international though, with reports last month claiming Chelsea are also interested in the player – who will cost in the region of £54.3million.

David Moyes’ concerns over Van Persie relate to his fitness, whilst Rooney’s contract situation with Manchester United is ‘bleak’, according to the paper.

Cavani would certainly add a superstar element at Old Trafford if Moyes could land the player, although securing Champions League football is sure to be pivotal if the Red Devils are to land the player.

His arrival would also appease Manchester United fans, currently frustrated at their team’s lack of activity in the transfer window.

Chelsea are the one team who have been active in the transfer window, bringing Nemanja Matic back to Stamford Bridge from Benfica.

And, whilst the Blues have plenty of options up-front with Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba, none of the trio have managed to make the position their own.

Cavani would certainly throw the cat amongst the pigeons at Chelsea, but it'll cost a club record fee to bring him to west London.

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