Juventus ready to be patient for Manchester United-linked striker

Juventus have declared their interest in reported Manchester United target Edinson Cavani, but realise he is not on the market.

Despite the fact that Edinson Cavani has endured a difficult second season in France, the Paris Saint-Germain striker is still being pursued by both Manchester United and Juventus, according to The Daily Mail.

Only this week it was reported by La Stampa that an agreement had been reached between the Uruguayan forward and the Serie A champions, but sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the striker is not on the market.

"He is a very good player with great qualities. He is the target of several clubs. But we have had no one from the club approached PSG,” announced Marotta to Sky Italia. “He is apparently not on the market. But if he was, we would try to recruit him."

After joining PSG in the summer of 2013, Cavani enjoyed a good first season, scoring 15 league goals, but this term the 28-year-old has only found the net nine times.

The former Napoli star recently went 670 minutes without scoring a goal in Ligue 1, but he ended that with a penalty against OGC Nice last Saturday.

When he was recently asked about his future, Cavani said that he would be happy to stay in the French capital (as reported by The Daily Mail), but that doesn’t mean that the club holds the same sentiment.

The champions are constantly being linked with new forwards seemingly every day, the club are not overly convinced by Cavani’s record, but they won’t sell until they find a suitable replacement.

Juventus are definitely interested, United would be a willing challenger, so it’s not up to PSG as to if and when the striker becomes available. It looks like there will be a battle for his signature.

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