Manchester United are ready to smash their club record in order to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG in a £54m deal, reports the Daily Star.
The Uruguayan only signed for the Ligue 1 club last summer in a £40m deal from Napoli but has struggled to settle to life in Paris.
Laurent Blanc has continued to play him out of position, instead favouring Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the central role.
Manchester United were hopeful that Cavani could be convinced to move to Old Trafford with the promise of being the main man up front but he was reluctant to join because of their downfall under David Moyes.
In an 11 month spell, Moyes guided the Red Devils to their worst ever Premier League points total and finishing position before being sacked with four games to go.
Now United officials believe the sacking of Moyes could convince Cavani to move to Manchester.
A delegation flew from Old Trafford to Paris last week to start talks over a £54m deal and left without much progress.
However, with Moyes gone, they will push to sign him with the promise of a much more reputable manager in charge next season.
They will have to convince Cavani to spend at least one season outside of the Champions League, which will be tough for one of the best strikers in the world.
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