Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani's rumoured summer switch to Manchester United is a "done deal" according to former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, but only if they can persuade the Uruguay star to make the move.
Cavani has been persistently linked with United for the past three months, despite PSG only signing the marksman for a whopping £55m last summer.
The 27-year-old has found the target consistently in the French capital this season, with 22 goals in all competitions, but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic still very much the star attraction at the Parc des Princes the Red Devils are believed to view Cavani as a viable transfer target.
Ex-Sky anchor Keys, who now works in Doha for Al Jazeera, clearly agrees, claiming that if United are prepared to spend big and persuade Cavani that Champions League football is not essential the transfer of the summer is firmly on.
In the latest of a frequent online blog series on his personal website Keys claimed: "I'm told they're going to spend £200m in the summer. On players? How much more will it cost to pay them?
Does that figure include wages? If so, what do they get for half that figure?
Edison Cavani is a done deal - if they can persuade him to sign. It'll cost £80m to get him out of PSG.
But will he want to join a team that might not even be playing Europa Lge football?"
United are widely expected to spend big in a major overhaul of playing staff this summer, as manager David Moyes bids to bounce back from what looks set to be a disastrous first campaign in charge at Old Trafford.
The defending Premier League champions sunk to a new domestic low yesterday in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, which leaves a massive 18 points behind table toppers Chelsea and 12 off the fourth and final Champions League qualification place.