Manchester United is now in pole position to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani after an attempt by Juventus has hit the rocks when the Uruguayan demanded a salary of £5.7 million per-year.
According to reports the Italians are unwilling to meet his demands, which puts Manchester United in the driving seat, and with £265,000 per-week Falcao due to leave at the end of the season they can easily meet Cavani’s wage demands.
With Falcao and possibly Robin van Persie missing next season manager Louis van Gaal needs to bring in a quality striker to spearhead the United attack, and with Cavani he would certainly get that, while allowing the South American to play in his preferred centre-forward position.
The 28-year-old recently admitted in an interview with GQ: “I don’t know whether I will stay at PSG. I might stay, I might leave… You never know what will happen in football.
“When I arrived at PSG, I was forced to play on the wing. I want to play as a striker. I would without a doubt do much better in my own position.”