Report: Manchester United eye audacious move for PSG ace, will snub Falcao

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been linked with Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United.

According to reports in France, Manchester United will attempt an audacious bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in the summer to replace Radamel Falcao.

The Uruguayan international went AWOL in recent weeks after failing to join up with his teammates on a winter training camp in Marrakech and subsequent friendly match with Inter Milan.

As a result, fresh doubts have been put in place over his future and the continuous links to the Premier League have gained momentum.

Arsenal are said to be keen on bringing the striker to North London, but French publication Le10sport claim that his huge wages far surpass the budget set by the Gunners.

United, however, are reportedly not put off by the striker’s financial demands and instead are eyeing an audacious bid to sign the player in the summer after being left uninspired by Falcao’s current loan spell.

“Manchester United have already informed Cavani’s people and plan to revive talks at the end of the season. Indeed, the club is not satisfied with the performance of Radamel Falcao and unless of a sudden change, the Colombian striker will not see the buy option exercised by United,” the report claims.

Falcao joined the Red Devils in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, but his struggle to remain 100% fit has allegedly caused manager Louis van Gaal to consider his options.

The Colombian has scored just three Premier League goals this season, whereas his South American counterpart Cavani has on the other hand notched seven league goals in the French capital.

The former Napoli man has been valued at £62 million in recent reports in the media, a figure which wouldn’t put United off should their reported interest hold any weight.

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