Manchester United have reportedly turned their attention to signing Edinson Cavani in their bid to bolster their attacking options before the transfer window closes.
Cavani, 33, is currently a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
And according to reports, United have been in contact with the Uruguay international over a short-term deal at Old Trafford.
Those talks are said to have borne fruit, with the Red Devils allegedly willing to offer the veteran striker a two-year deal which will see pocket a whopping £200,000 a week.
Cavani has been linked with a move to Old Trafford on numerous occasions over the years.
Former United managers David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho were all said to have once held an interest in acquiring his services.
Current Red Devils chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no different to his predecessors, with reports in January linking him with a move for the striker following an injury to Marcus Rashford.
Solskjaer refrained from addressing a potential move for the former PSG man, whose praises he sang ahead of United's Champions League last-16 tie with the French champions last March.
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“Cavani is like a viking," the Norwegian said. "Like the ones you see in videos, like a warrior almost.”
United, surprisingly, have only made one new signing so far this summer – bringing in Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax for a fee of £40million.
Solskjaer is understood to be keen on further strengthening his squad but is keeping his cards to close to his chest.
“As I've said so many times, I'm very confident in my players and if and when something happens, with ins and outs, we'll update you,” said Solskjaer.
“In football, you can't predict too much, but for me, we're just working on getting better. My focus is solely on the game, I can't be thinking any other way. Then we can talk again."
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