Manchester United could re-ignite their pursuit of Edinson Cavani if Paris Saint-Germain are able to complete a deal to sign Mario Balotelli this summer.
Such a claim is made by The Daily Express, who additionally cite unnamed reports when suggesting that the wealthy French champions - who won their second consecutive Ligue 1 title with ease last season - are now the frontrunners to land Balotelli and would allow Uruguayan international Cavani to depart the Parc des Princes if the Italian was to arrive.
Controversial frontman Balotelli only joined current club AC Milan last January following an eventful spell at Manchester City, yet his time back at the San Siro has been blighted by disappointment as the Rossoneri slumped to a hugely disappointing eighth-placed finish in Serie A.
The £30 million-rated striker has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Monaco in recent times, but the potential for a move to PSG - with their notable wealth and new position as one of the continent's most desirable footballing destinations - will surely come as an extremely tempting proposition for the hot-headed but gifted 23-year-old.
Like Balotelli, Cavani is currently preparing for this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, where he will hope to star alongside Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez.
A long-term target of Manchester United, a potential switch to Old Trafford for the former Napoli star appeared to be dead in the water last month following the Red Devils' unfortunate and somewhat embarrassing failure to secure Champions League football for next season.
However, with Louis van Gaal soon to take over the managerial reins following an experimental period under the temporary leadership of Old Trafford stalwart Ryan Giggs and the Dutchman expected to make significant changes to the club's playing squad prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign, such an absence should surely only last for one solitary season.
Manchester United fans, would you like to see your club revisit a potential deal for Cavani if Balotelli does indeed move to France?
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