03 October 2020 20:39
Edinson Cavani will be confirmed as a Manchester United player on Monday once his medical is completed, talkSPORT understands. The 33-year-old will fly to the UK from Paris on Sunday, with the official announcement expected just 24 hours later following his release from Paris Saint-Germain. AFP - Getty 2 Edinson Cavani will reportedly fly to Manchester on Sunday for a medical Cavani is reportedly asking for a huge wage packet in order to join the Red Devils having earned close to £200,000-a-week with the Ligue 1 side. Although it is unclear how much the Uruguay international is expected to make at the Premier League side, United have beaten off a host of top sides across the globe to get the veteran striker. Juventus were also seriously considering a move for the striker, but the two parties could not agree on the length of the contract and the deal effectively collapsed.
AFP - Getty 2 The 33-year-old lost his place in the PSG starting XI to Mauro Icardi He won six Ligue 1 titles in seven years in Paris and will bring a wealth of experience to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's young squad. During his search for a new club, Cavani has been spending time at the National Ballet School in his homeland of Uruguay, donning the tights that ballet dancers wear. Carlton Cole says Manchester United's transfer strategy is wrong and they shouldn't sign Jadon Sancho this summer RECOMMENDED FOR YOU late swoop Chelsea 'plot hijack' of Arsenal transfer as target emerges as Rice alternative news PSG's late Alli bid, Cavani set for United medical, Lampard hints at Chelsea exits Throwback How Arsenal persuaded French midfielder to snub bigger rival and join them latest Arsenal deal for Houssem Aouar off as they turn attention to Chelsea's Jorginho leaving Dalot makes quick training ground exit ahead of loan move from Man United to Italy late attempt Bayern Munich reopen talks to sign long-term Chelsea target on loan deal return PSG expected to make fresh bid for Alli after Spurs reject initial offer update United's Sancho alternatives: £36m Sevilla star, former Liverpool target, Barca flop "I don't share the view that every boy has to play only soccer," Cavani said. Cavani is looking for a new club (Picture: Soccrates/Getty) Manchester United are locked in talks with Edinson Cavani and his representatives as they look to land the former Paris Saint-Germain striker on a free transfer. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still looking to add to his squad before the transfer window closes and Cavani has emerged as a top target to provide an extra option in attack.
Alex Telles, the Porto left-back, has also been linked with a move to Manchester along with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. Former United centre-half Rio Ferdinand admitted the lack of business has been frustrating. Got business done early, got some time in on training pitch and brought in players he wants,' Ferdinand told BT Sport. 'I'd rather be at that end of the spectrum than Man United where you are frustrated and don't know where you will continue from. 'The most frustrating thing for Manchester United fans is that we have all been aware who their targets were at the beginning of the window, that's the frustrating element.' At left-back and right wing are where they are looking, then all of a sudden the season starts and they haven't been brought in.
The Uruguayan international does not fall into United's philosophy of signing the best young talents. However, he comes with an impressive pedigree, having scored 200 goals in 301 appearances for PSG. A planned move to Atletico Madrid failed to materialise when his contract expired. But Cavani himself believes he still has plenty to offer - and expects to continue playing for some time yet. Speaking in May, before leaving PSG, he told the club's official magazine: "My career will last for maybe several years still, here or elsewhere, I don't know." "I'd really like to finish having given everything. Sign up to our free MUFC email newsletter Get the latest breaking Manchester United news and analysis every day direct to your inbox with our free MUFC newsletter Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds. Manchester United are set to hand Edinson Cavani a bumper contract to secure his services ahead of deadline day. Manchester United are in talks with Edinson Cavani agents. He wants a long term deal + more than €10m/season as wages + huge agents fee. Cavani has been offered to #MUFC by days as also to other clubs - Benfica and Atlético deals months ago collapsed because of agents fee. Free agent Cavani has attracted interest from Benfica and Atletico Madrid who both failed to agree a deal for the former Paris Saint-Germain forward. Though it appears the 33-year-old has struck terms with United who're prepared to table a two-year deal worth £9 million a year. Well, David De Gea is currently the club's highest earner with a reported £350,000-a-week contract. Paul Pogba is the second highest earner with a £290,000-a-week deal ahead of fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial who's on £250,000-a-week. Manchester United salaries: David De Gea - £19.5 million - £350,000 Paul Pogba - £15 million - £290,000 Anthony Martial - £13 million - £250,000 Marcus Rashford - £10.4 million - £200,000 Harry Maguire - £9.8 million - £189,000 Edinson Cavani - £9 million - £174,000 Juan Mata - £8.3 million - £160,000 Luke Shaw - £7.8 million - £150,000 Odion Ighalo - £6.5 million - £125,000 Fred - £6.2 million - £120,000 Victor Lindelof - £6.2 million - £120,000 Nemanja Matic - - £6.2 million - £120,000 Bruno Fernandes - £5.1 million - £100,000 Dean Henderson - £5.1 million - £100,000 Aaron Wan-Bissaka - £4.6 million - £90,000 Edison Cavani is reportedly set to join Manchester United on a free transfer Manchester United are reportedly set to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's options up front with the signing of Edison Cavani on a free transfer, according to reports in the English and French media on Saturday. The Uruguay forward has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of June. The 33-year-old is PSG's all-time top scorer, scoring 200 goals in seven seasons at the Parc des Princes. The Daily Mail reported Cavani will sign a two-year deal at Old Trafford worth £210,000 ($270,000) a week after tax. As a free agent, Cavani is still free to sign for a new club outside the transfer window, but French media reported the deal will be concluded before Monday's transfer deadline. Cavani could even make his debut against his former club as United open their Champions League campaign away to PSG on October 20. The English giants have been criticised by fans for their lack of activity in the transfer market. Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek is United's only signing of the transfer window so far with the Red Devils refusing to match Borussia Dortmund's asking price for long-term target Jadon Sancho.