Chelsea tipped to beat Man United to Cavani

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Chelsea remain the favourites to sign Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani this summer, with Manchester United the next most likely destination for the Uruguayan international.

The Paris Saint Germain striker is reportedly unsettled at the Parc des Princes, despite an impressive goal return of 14 in 19 Ligue 1 starts.

He remains second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the French capital, and is often deployed on the right of a front three. Laurent Blanc wants to accommodate his talents, but with Ibrahimovic at the front of the attack, Cavani does not have much opportunity to play in his favoured position.

French newspaper Le 10 Sport has consistently linked both Chelsea and United to the 27-year-old forward, but Sky Bet has the Stamford Bridge club as narrow favourites to win the race this summer.

Chelsea are 3/1 to sign Cavani, who is valued at £54m, before the close of the summer transfer window, with United 4/1 to seal the deal before the 2nd September deadline.

Both Premier League clubs are expected to strengthen at the end of the season, with United in particular ready to hand David Moyes a sizeable transfer budget to add to his squad.

While a new striker may not be a pressing concern for United, at Stamford Bridge it's another matter entirely.

Jose Mourinho has publicly questioned the contribution of his strikers this season, and the Blues are expected to move aggressively in the transfer market this summer to sign a big-name striker.

Cavani has been linked, while Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa is also believed to be a target.

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