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- Edinson Cavani has been a free agent after leaving PSG at the end of last season
- Reports say the Uruguayan has agreed a two-year deal with Manchester United
- The 33-year-old could become United’s second signing this summer after Donny van de Beek
The former Paris Saint Germain striker emerged shock transfer for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as reports say United will pay as much as £20million to land the veteran at the Old Trafford.
Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United began negotiations with the former Napoli striker after the club decided that Borussia Dortmund's £108million asking price for Jadon Sancho is too much.
Trusted sources have disclosed that after fruitful negotiations, the 33-year-old striker is now expected to put pen on paper to a two-year deal which will see him earn £200,000-a-week. Cavani became a free agent after leaving PSG at the end of the season.
Cavani is out of contract having left Paris St-Germain at the end of June.
He left PSG under a cloud following a disagreement with Neymar and feels he has more to give to European football.
United have been given a positive impression about the player's desire to play for the club and providing face-to-face talks confirm that impression, a deal will be done.
They also feel Cavani's age is not an issue and his experience will help develop the younger players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.
It is understood talks over signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho have not progressed, although club sources refuse to say whether United's attempt to land the 20-year-old England international is over.
United are braced for some criticism but feel Cavani's record justifies their move for him.
He has scored a total of 341 goals in 556 club games. Included in that are a club record of 200 goals in 301 appearances for PSG. He has also scored 50 goals in 116 internationals for Uruguay.
In addition, senior United officials have not forgotten the impact Zlatan Ibrahimovic had on the club when he joined them as a 34-year-old in 2016.
Cavani's availability was one reason why club sources said privately they were calm about their situation on Friday, when many supporters took to social media to express their disappointment at how the transfer window was unfolding.
If the deal does go through, one of Cavani's first games could be against PSG, who are United's opponents in their first Champions League group game at the Parc de Princes on 20 October.