£60m reported United striker target misses PSG tour as speculation mounts

Reported Manchester United target Edinson Cavani has not flown with the PSG squad for their tour of Hong Kong.

Reported Manchester United striker target Edinson Cavani has been left behind for Paris Saint-Germain’s tour of Hong Kong as speculation mounts over his future.

The Red Devils have been known to be interested in the player, with recent reports suggesting that boss Louis Van Gaal could see him as an alternative for Wayne Rooney should the England international star fail to adjust to the Dutchman’s new approach.

The Uruguayan international is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League and if reports coming out of Spain are to be believed then he may just get his wish.

According to the newspaper AS, French champions PSG are pushing towards a €75 million deal to bring in Angel Di Maria but are counting on the sale of Cavani and Lavezzi to fall in line with financial fair play.

“The Paris club are counting on the departures of Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi (or Javier Pastore, although he doesn’t want to leave) in order to avoid financial fair play issues and have decided to go for broke in their bid to sign the Real Madrid player.” The report claims.

Paris Saint-Germain have since stated that Cavani didn’t travel with the squad on Saturday due to a viral infection, but with the Di Maria deal imminent, then one can only suggest that Cavani is also on the verge of a big-money transfer.

Le Parisiens bought the 27-year-old for a reported €64 million from Serie A side Napoli in the summer of 2013, and it is thought that the United would have to part with around £60 million should they wish to sign the striker.

Last season, Cavani scored 25 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions and scored both goals during PSG’s 2-1 cup final victory over Lyon.

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