Report: Manchester United aim to sign £50m striker Edinson Cavani, will cost them Di Maria

Manchester United are aiming to sign Edinson Cavani, but it will cost them.

Manchester United are keen to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG, report The Sun, but it will cost them.

PSG are demanding to sign Angel di Maria from the Red Devils, and The Sun report manager Louis van Gaal has approved the transfer.

The deal now rests on chief executive Ed Woodward being able to thrash out a deal which he feels is suitable for United.

Di Maria is United's record buy at £59.7 million, while Cavani is rated at £50 million, meaning the Red Devils could potentially turn a profit.

A big sacrifice

Letting Di Maria go after just one season is a big price to pay for Cavani, who is no guarantee not to falter in the same way as Radamel Falcao.

The Uruguayan however scored 31 goals in all competitions last season and while 28, does not have the same knee injury history as the new Chelsea loanee.

United may feel they can afford to let Di Maria go having signed Memphis Depay from PSV, but the key question is whether there is another striker on the market United could look to sign with their budget which does not require them to sacrifice the Argentine winger?

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