- Edison Cavani is currently a free agent following his departure from PSG at the end of last season
- The Uruguayan was previously linked with a move to Atletico Madrid who have since signed Luis Suarez
- Man United are desperate to sign a back up striker with Odion Ighalo's loan deal set to expire in January
Man United have reportedly held discussions with the representatives of Edinson Cavani over a sensational move to Old Trafford this summer.
Cavani is currently a free agent after he left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season following the expiry of his deal with the French giants.
United are understood to be desperate for a back up striker and have now identified the veteran striker as an option.
The Red Devils currently have Anthony Martial as the club's preferred no.9, with Odion Ighalo providing cover for the Frenchman.
However, with Ighalo's loan deal with the Red Devils set to expire in January, United have entered the market in search of a replacement.
Metro UK reports Cavani is an appealing option for the Manchester club given he will arrive for free.
The Uruguayan star had been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid before the arrival of Luis Suarez from Barcelona.
The 33-year-old has had a glittering football career, winning six Ligue 1 titles with PSG.
Before United's move for him, the club had earmarked Jadon Sancho as a top summer target.
However, they have failed to reach a breakthrough for a deal with Borussia Dortmund who are demanding an eyewatering £108million for the winger.
Donny van de Beek is the only high-profile player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed but remains hopeful of bringing in new legs before the transfer window closes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Edinson Cavani has reportedly placed a call to the Barcelona management over a possible deal that could see him join the Catalan giants as their striker this summer.
The 33-year-old who is currently a free agent having seen-off his contract at French club Paris Saint Germain is desperately in search of a new team.
Cavani scored a total of 200 goals for the Ligue 1 outfit in 301 appearances in all competitions and could be heading to the Camp Nou.
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