Manchester United favourites to sign £60m Chelsea target

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Manchester United are favourites to sign Chelsea striker target Edinson Cavani this summer, according to the bookmakers.

SkyBet put the Red Devils at the front of the market, with the fading Premier League champions 5/2 to lure the Uruguayan to the club. The Blues are just behind at 3/1, with Manchester City next at 6/1 and Arsenal further back at 10s.

The prices come on the day when Manchester United were reported to have held talk with Cavani's advisors, in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford before this summer's World Cup.

He won't come cheap though, with The Daily Telegraph reporting that the Paris Saint-Germain star's valuation is £60million - less than a year after he moved to France from Napoli for £52.7million.

Their efforts to strengthen come in the wake of David Moyes' departure from the Manchester United hot seat, with club legend Ryan Giggs stepping into the breach to replace Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.

The Welshman is only expected to take charge until the end of the season though, and it's highly unlikely that he'd be involved in the Red Devils' transfer preparations at the top level alongside the club's owners, the Glazers.

Chelsea have no such problems with regards to management, with Jose Mourinho back in the hot seat following his reappointment last summer.

The Blues have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old since the return of 'the special one', and the lack of goals from the strikers at Stamford Bridge this season has done little to quell the speculation.

With Roman Abramovich's riches behind them, there is no doubt that Chelsea could afford the fee if they wished - but it remains to be seen if they'll challenge their great Premier League rivals.

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