Manchester United are likely to lose out in the race for Edinson Cavani.
The 32-year-old has handed in a transfer request at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Atletico Madrid are attempting to secure Cavani’s services but Chelsea, the Red Devils and Tottenham are all on the hunt for attacking reinforcements.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol believes the Uruguay international is likely to prioritise playing in the Champions League – boosting the capital clubs but ruling out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
“What we are being told is funds are available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they want to sign somebody short term,” Solhekol said.
“The problem is there are not very many players available, certainly not very many players available of the standard that Manchester United would be looking for.
“You say somebody like Edinson Cavani who’s put in a transfer request at PSG, he might be available.
“But he’s got other options. You would think that he would want to stay in the Champions League, obviously Manchester United can’t offer him that.
PSG star Edinson Cavani is out of contract at the Ligue 1 giants in the summer
“So would he prefer hypothetically to go somewhere like Chelsea or Spurs, where he would get Champions League football?”
Marcus Rashford’s back injury means United have limited options in attack so a loan swoop is being considered.
Solskjaer said: “It’s just an unfortunate situation that we’re in.
“It might be, because the window is open, we might look at some short-term deals as well that could take us through to the summer.
Edinson Cavani wants to leave PSG
”We’re looking at numbers as well because we have had many injuries so if the right one’s there and it will fit for us, we can buy. If there are loans available, it might be possible.”
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