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Manchester United target PSG star as Robin van Persie replacement

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Manchester United are prepared to allow top goalscorer Robin van Persie to leave Old Trafford in the summer - but only if they can land wanted man Edinson Cavani, reports the Sunday Mirror.

Van Persie's future at United has become a major talking point over the last few weeks, due to the club's poor performances in both domestic and European competitions. 

The Dutch international was widely reported to have criticised his fellow team-mates after their shock 2-0 Champions League defeat to Olympiakos , which leaves David Moyes' side facing a difficult second-leg battle to progress to the quarter-final stage. 

30-year-old Van Persie was replaced in the 63rd minute of the 3-0 Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion yesterday, with the forward seeming frustrated at the decision. 

United may look to recoup most of the £24million they paid to Arsenal for the Dutchman's services, and use the cash to land in-form PSG star Cavani. 

The 27-year-old striker has 14 goals in 17 Ligue 1 starts this season and looks set to top the summer wanted list for most of Europe's top clubs, and no doubt will be seen as the ideal replacement for Van Persie at United should the forward leave.

Both Chelsea and Barcelona have been linked with making an end of season move for the Uruguayan forward, meaning it will not be an easy task for Moyes to tempt Cavani to a United side who are yet to claim a Champions League place for next season.

 

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Robin Van Persie
Edinson Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United
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