Manchester United eyes Edinson Cavani

According to Sportsmail, United will pursue Edinson Cavani in the summer after establishing that his club, Paris Saint-Germain, would not countenance a sale this month.

Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to have called his former United centre half Laurent Blanc to check on the Uruguay striker’s situation, and the PSG coach said they would not listen to bids in this window but would be willing to discuss the possibility at the end of the season.

It proves how comfortable Moyes is with Ferguson’s presence and is using his predecessor’s network of contacts to help to rebuild United.

Moyes was interested in Cavani in the summer but shelved a bid as he pursued midfielders and a left back. Injuries and form have dictated that a world-class striker is required, though, and Cavani’s dissatisfaction with life in Paris means he is a prime candidate.