Manchester United appear as if they could have to part with a small fortune in order to land Edinson Cavani.

According to unnamed sources cited by The Metro, the Red Devils are closing in on the Paris Saint-Germain star but may have to pay up to a an eye-watering £80 million to land the player.

The same reports further state that Manchester United would also have to offer £7 million-per-year to Cavani in wages as well as persuade him that the club - one of the biggest on the planet, no doubt - is still an attractive proposition for such a player given their likely absence from next season's Champions League.

27-year-old Cavani only joined reigning French champions PSG from Serie A outfit Napoli in a big-money move last summer, but speculation as to a possible Premier League future for the Uruguayan international has been rife for a number of weeks with leaders Chelsea having also been strongly linked with a move for his services.

Manchester United have endured a truly awful season under the tutelage of David Moyes and, with big question marks having surrounded the happiness of Dutchman Robin van Persie throughout the 2013/14 campaign, it certainly wouldn't be a surprise to see the club enter the market for a new forward of Cavani's impressive caliber this summer.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are widely expected to be interested in bolstering their frontline this summer, with Samuel Eto'o expected to depart Stamford Bridge when his one-year deal comes to an end and the likes of Demba Ba appearing to have little future under Jose Mourinho.

Cavani has scored 14 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances this season.

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