Manchester United consider PSG striker as Edinson Cavani replacement

Manchester United consider PSG striker as Edinson Cavani replacement

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Manchester United have reportedly recognized Paris Saint-Germain forward Mauro Icardi as an ideal replacement for soon-to-be free agent Edinson Cavani.

Cavani’s agreement at Old Trafford is expected to lapse toward the end of June, and there is a developing assumption that the former PSG striker will end his fleeting stretch with the Red Devils this mid year.

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As United try to support their attack, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively precluded a move for Sergio Aguero, but huge cash moves for any semblance of Erling Braut Haaland and Harry Kane have been mooted.

However, Gazzetta Dello Sport claims that Icardi would represent a cut-price alternative compared to the likes of Haaland and Kane, both of whom would be unlikely to leave Borussia Dortmund or Tottenham Hotspur for less than £100m this summer.

The report claims that PSG may be willing to let Icardi leave for €40m (£34m) in the upcoming transfer window, although much could depend on whether they can strike a permanent deal for Everton loanee Moise Kean, who continues to battle Icardi for the number nine spot at the Parc des Princes.

The 28-year-old’s campaign has been hampered by injuries, but he nevertheless boasts a respectable tally of five goals and four assists from 15 Ligue 1 appearances.

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