Edinson Cavani to Man Utd: Former PSG star could jet in to Manchester today to seal deal

Manchester United are in talks with Edinson Cavani and the forward could jet in to the city today to seal a deal before the transfer deadline on Monday. The 33-year-old free agent would provide competition for Anthony Martial in attack.

Cavani is demaning huge wages though and wants a two-year contract worth £210,000-a-week – similar to what he was on at PSG.

Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Inter Miami are all interested in the forward as well.

United are under pressure to add to their squad before the 11pm deadline on Monday with Donny van de Beek the only new arrival at the club so far this summer.

Cavani would add experience and quality to a young attack and the Daily Mail say he could arrive in Manchester on Saturday.

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United previously tried to sign Cavani during David Moyes’ tenure as manager in 2014

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are looking into the possibility of signing Ousmane Dembele after growing frustrated with their attempts to sign Jadon Sancho.

And former midfielder Darren Fletcher would be concerned if Dembele moved to Old Trafford.

“It suggests that they are moving on from Jadon Sancho,” he said.

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“I think Ousmane Dembele’s a right winger, a position they are finally identifying.

“It comes with its risks – his injury record is not great over the last few seasons – I think he only made five league appearances last season, but he’s a talented player.

“Barcelona purchased him for £100m or something like that.

“I think a loan deal would suit United, and probably both parties, I think he needs a fresh challenge, coming to a massive club like Manchester United.

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“It’s a chance to showcase himself, get opportunities, get fit and potentially look for a transfer down the line, but I wouldn’t say they’ve got to sign him because of his injury record, and he has tendencies to be late a lot of the time judging by reports.

“United should give him the opportunity to showcase himself and be the player everyone thought he was gonna become.”

United return to action tomorrow when they take on Tottenham in the Premier League (4.30pm).

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