The Premier League duo are set to battle it out for Cavani.
Despite having only moved last summer, Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani could be on his travels again as Chelsea and Manchester United close in, according to the Daily Mail.
The Ligue 1 champions want in excess of £54m after shelling out a club record £55m to bring the 26-year-old to the Parc des Princes from Napoli in July 2013.
Whilst Cavani has been in good form since arriving in the French capital – scoring 20 goals in 30 matches – the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has meant the Uruguay international has been forced to play on the right wing.
This has frustrated the forward who is used to playing in the traditional No.9 role and the South American’s representatives have flown to London to hold talks with officials from both United and the Blues.
David Moyes has already shown interest in Cavani and made an approach to PSG, but the French champions told the Scot that they would not sell in January.
The futures of Javier Hernandez and even Robin van Persie at Old Trafford are uncertain, although whether or not the Red Devils manage to qualify for the Champions League could make a significant bearing on who the Premier League holders can sign.
As for the west Londoners, their current striking trio of Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres have all failed to impress this term and at least two are likely to be given their marching orders in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has made a new attacker a priority in the transfer market and Cavani could well be the ideal candidate.
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