Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani, after it was revealed that the French giants will have to sell top players in order to raise the money for their planned purchase of Angel di Maria.
According to the Daily Express the Financial Fair Play sanctions PSG are beset with are in line to work in United’s favour, as they state that the Ligue 1 champions may only record a £50million outlay after all of the transactions for the summer have been completed. With David Luiz having already signed on at the Parc des Princes for that sum it leaves Laurent Blanc unable to tap into the club’s vast monetary resources, and he can’t therefore buy players unless he raises the cash himself.
One way he may opt to do that is by offloading Cavani, who certainly ranks amongst PSG most attractive assets thanks to his stellar reputation. The Uruguayan striker has previously hinted that he could move away this summer, and it’s been reported many a time that he’s unsettled due to his position behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the first-team pecking order.
That, coupled with the fact that Di Maria and PSG are both seemingly desperate to be united this summer, means that Blanc may well consider selling Cavani, who would no doubt fetch a high price. Previous rumours have inferred that the French giants could command as much as £62million for his signature, which would give Blanc enough cash to finance the Di Maria transfer.
A move to United
Though from the outside looking in it doesn’t appear that United need, or even have room for, another world-class forward, with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie firmly holding positions as the club’s star players. That being said Louis van Gaal did promise a summer overhaul, and it’s unlikely many fans would be irked to see Cavani wearing the famous red shirt next season.