Manchester United consider Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani

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Manchester United will consider bringing a Paris Saint-Germain player to the club as part of the deal that sees Angel di Maria move in the opposite direction - with two possible options.

The Daily Mail reports that the Red Devils have discussed bringing either Edinson Cavani or Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford, as the Ligue 1 champions look to get a big wage-earner off their books.

Di Maria has been earning £280,000-a-week since arriving in the Premier League and it's unlikely he'll be taking a significant decrease to move to the Parc des Princes.


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Despite the riches provided by the club's Qatari owners, Financial Fair Play rules mean PSG call ill-afford to keep all their big earners when the Argentine arrives.

That could lead to the exit of a significant name and with forwards at a premium for Louis van Gaal, either player would be a welcome addition for Manchester United ahead of the new season.

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Ibrahimovic, the mercurial 33-year-old Swedish striker, began his career at Malmo before making his name at Ajax. Spells with Juventus and Inter Milan followed before joining Barcelona, but his time with the Spanish giants didn't go to plan and he moved to AC Milan on loan.

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He signed for the Italian giants permanently in 2011 before moving to the French capital the following year. He's won three consecutive domestic titles since the switch, but has never tested himself in the Premier League.

Cavani, meanwhile, began his career with Danubio in Uruguay before moving to Palermo in 2007. After three years with the Rosanero, he joined Napoli for a highly-successful spell at the Stadio San Paolo. His form led to a big-money move to Paris in 2013.

Were he to join Manchester United, he'll face competition in the form of captain Wayne Rooney, whilst Javier Hernandez is still on the books at Old Trafford. James Wilson is also a promising young forward and is currently fighting the Mexican to be second in the pecking order.


If a player doesn't join the Red Devils as part of the deal, then the Mail claims £46.5m is the fee proposed by Laurent Blanc's side, meaning a loss of over £13m in just one year for the 2012/13 champions.

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