Manchester United have played down reports linking themselves with a move for PSG forward Edinson Cavani, reports the Manchester Evening News

It had been reported by the Daily Mail, that Sir Alex Ferguson had spoken to PSG manager Laurent Blanc over the availability of Cavani, however it now appears that any potential move for the hit-man is unlikely. 

With Wayne Rooney's contract set to expire in the summer of 2015, it had been suggested that the Red Devils would have to pay as much as £55m for the services of Cavani. 

The striker, who only joined the Ligue 1 giants this past summer, has been in fine form this season having scored 19 goals in 27 appearances. 

And, whilst Cavani has starred in France, Manchester United have continued to struggle this season. David Moyes' side currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League and are 14 points behind league leaders Arsenal. 

However Manchester United can book their place in the Capital One Cup final this week. The Red Devils currently trail Sunderland 2-1 after the first leg and will be desperate to turn things around at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

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