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Manchester United in talks to complete Edinson Cavani transfer

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 Edinson Cavani of PSG celebrates his goal but the goal was cancelled during the French Cup semifinal match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Groupama Stadium on March 4, 2020 in Decines near Lyon, France.
Cavani is a free agent (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are in talks with Edinson Cavani over a summer transfer, with Luka Jovic also another striking option, reports claim.

The Red Devils are looking to bolster their attacking options, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to land a striker before deadline day.

Cavani is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and is an appealing option given the lack of transfer fee.

Jovic, meanwhile, has struggled since moving to Real Madrid and United are open to offering him an escape route from the Santiago Bernabeu to revitalise his career.

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And United have opened talks both with Cavani’s representatives and Real Madrid as they look to land a striker before the transfer window slams shut, according to Di Marzio.

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United have been using Anthony Martial in the No. 9 role, with Odion Ighalo providing backup for the France international.

 Luka Jovic of Real Madrid in action during the La Liga Santader match between Real Betis and Real Madrid at Estadio Benito Villamarin on September 26, 2020 in Seville, Spain.
Jovic is a target for United (Picture: Getty Images)

Signing a striker would allow Martial to potentially move out wide and rotate with Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford as well as playing through the middle.

Cavani would arrive with great experience.

He has been capped 116 times by Uruguay and won six Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain.

He had been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid but they have already signed his compatriot Luis Suarez.

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