Man United must drop Mandzukic interest and swoop for on-the-market Cavani

Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani has been made available for transfer by Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sport.

What’s the story, then?

The report claims that PSG talisman Neymar would prefer that Cavani left the club this summer as their relationship suffered irreparable damage when they fell out last season.

It goes on to say that as a result, the French champions have made the striker available for transfer as his days at the club are numbered without the approval of Neymar.

They also report that they want Luis Suarez – Cavani’s international strike partner and Neymar’s former Barcelona team-mate – to replace Cavani.

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Man United should pounce

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for another target man in Mario Mandzukic but Cavani is another two or three levels up from the Juventus man.

His speed, work-rate and finishing are all on another level to the ponderous Croatian, and valued at £54m by Transfermarkt, Cavani could provide genuine competition for Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.

Mandzukic would be little more than an uninspiring backup option, brought in to maintain Jose Mourinho’s ability to get his side to play direct football when Lukaku is out, but Cavani would spark off the entire attack.

Now that he’s on the market, United simply must be right at the front of the queue.