Manchester United may have overcome the odds last night to progress to the Champions League quarter final, but it seems one heroic win is not enough to paper over the cracks, with main summer target Edinson Cavani reportedly rejecting a move to Old Trafford, having been unimpressed with the current standard of football at the club.
The PSG hit-man, who joined the mega-rich French side in July last year for a whopping £55m from Napoli, had been thought to be edging towards a summer exit from the club, following a frustrating season of vying for a place up top with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Manchester United had been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old, with reports claiming they would be willing to offer the striker a deal worth in the region of £280,000-per-week.
But, ‘The Daily Star’ have now said that the deal is off, with Cavani not prepared to be part of United’s transitional period,
A source close to Cavani told Starsport: “He is well aware of United’s interest in him and at one stage this might have seemed like an attractive proposal.
“But the fact is Manchester United can no longer offer him the standard of football he wants or thinks he deserves.
“The club is going through huge changes and he doesn’t feel the time is right to even consider going to Old Trafford.”
Under fire boss David Moyes is expected to spend, and spend big, this summer, with a number of squad members on their way out the door. While not an essential purchase, Cavani would be a huge coup for the Scot, but it seems that plans are to be put on ice following these latest reports.
Besides, how would Moyes accommodate Cavani into the Man Utd starting XI?
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