Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri believes Manchester United are 'losing ground' in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani.
Manchester United have been linked with Cavani since the beginning of January when reports suggested Sir Alex Ferguson had contacted Laurent Blanc regarding the possibility of signing the Uruguayan international.
The Premier League champions were told Cavani would not be sold in the winter window but revealed he could leave the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer.
Cavani is said to be willing to join Manchester United in the summer as he is rumoured to have become disillusioned with life at PSG.
The former Napoli man has had to play the majority of his football on the right wing - in order to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic - since moving to Parc des Princes for a fee of £55million at the start of the season.
However - despite Cavani's eagerness to seal a move away from PSG - Palmeri believes Manchester United's hopes of landing their number one striker target are diminishing by the day.
Palmeri, addressing his 76,800 fans on Twitter, said when asked who Manchester United were keen on buying in the summer: "Cavani was [a target], but they are losing ground on that."