Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward has, according to the Daily Mail, been given the green light to make a huge summer offer for the in-demand Uruguay international, who is valued at £50m. It may cost more than that to convince PSG to sell, though, as the Ligue 1 champions spent £55m to secure the South American’s services from Napoli less than 12 months ago.
If United boss David Moyes successfully manages to lure Cavani to Old Trafford, it could spell the end of Robin van Persie’s tenure as a Manchester United player. Moyes would look to offload Van Persie, who has struggled with injuries and even looked disinterested at times this season, before the end of this summer’s transfer window.
Any deal would cost United a fortune, not only in terms of the transfer fee - which would almost certainly set a new British transfer record - but also in terms of his astronomical wage demands.
It’s believed Cavani would seek to earn around £300,000-a-week, which would make him the Premier League’s joint-highest paid player alongside potential future teammate Wayne Rooney.
Cavani has endured frustration periods during his debut campaign at the Parc des Princes, with PSG coach Laurent Blanc often deploying him in a wide role in order to accommodate star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored 40 goals this season.
Cavani has netted 22 goals in 37 matches for PSG, while he scored an impressive 104 goals in 138 appearances during his three-season spell with Napoli between 2010 and 2013.
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