The Uruguayan could well be engineering a move to England.
Manchester United have been put on alert by the news that their long-term attacking target Edinson Cavani has failed to turn up to Paris Saint-Germain’s pre-season tour.
— Get French Football (@GFN_France) July 26, 2014
The reasons being cited for the Uruguayan’s absence is illness, although the more cynical in the footballing world believe it is because the striker is disgruntled at the Parc des Princes.
Cavani became PSG’s club record signing last summer upon completing a £52.7m transfer from Napoli, but was left frustrated during his first year in France.
This was because talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic was continued to be played as a lone forward, meaning the South American was pushed out to the right flank – an unfavoured role for the 27-year-old.
This has left Cavani looking into other options just 12 months into his career in Ligue 1 and United are considering bringing the Uruguay international to the Premier League.
The Red Devils already have Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie on the books at Old Trafford and many would question if another striker is what the club needs.
However, with the future of Javier Hernandez at United in doubt, new manager Louis van Gaal is considering bringing in Cavani to shake things up.
The attacker certainly has the credentials to succeed in England having done so in Serie A and now Paris, but the Metro reports he would set the 13-time Premier League champions back £48m.
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