Manchester United attempted to sign PSG’s Edison Cavani this January

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United attempted to bring Edison Cavani to Old Trafford this January but Paris St Germain boss Laurent Blanc vetoed any move from happening, according to the usually reliable L’Equipe in France.

Yesterday, it was suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson had got involved behind the scenes and spoken to Blanc about the availability of Cavani which supports L’Equipe’s claims of an attempt to lure him in January.

Although a move this winter off the cards thanks to Blanc’s veto, L’Equipe believe there is a strong possibility that United will continue their pursuit of Cavani this summer.

Recently, Moyes was in the stands as PSG played Bordeaux and although it was mooted that he was there to see Lucas Moura in action, there is every possibility he was instead there to watch Cavani in action.

Any move for Cavani would involve mind boggling amounts of money given that he joined for a reported €64 million and is earning a hefty wage in Paris as well. Since he joined, he has scored 17 goals in 20 appearances so his price would have increased and as he will no doubt build on that success at the World Cup, his price tag could become astronomical.

Whether United are willing to pay that sort of amount to land a player remains to be seen but our pursuit of Cavani places question marks over the future of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie if Cavani was to arrive.

United signing a striker when we’re in desperate need of a midfielder would be a very Ferguson move but if Rooney or Van Persie was to leave, then bringing in a new striker would be just as important as signing a central midfielder. Watch this space.

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