Edinson Cavani
Edinson CavaniReuters

Manchester United's hope of signing Edinson Cavani has been further boosted after the striker reportedly expressed his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

The Uruguayan international moved to Parc des Princes from Napoli last summer and played out of position in his debut season. Laurent Blanc used Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the main striker for the French capital club.

According to French newspaper Le10Sport, Cavani had earlier considered leaving PSG in the summer transfer window. The 27-year-old has not changed his mind and is still looking to leave his current employers after being unhappy at the club.

United and Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in Cavani's signature. However, the Champions League winners have invested heavily in signing Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, leaving them to withdraw their interest.

Meanwhile, PSG are keen on landing Real star Angel di Maria, who is also a target for the Red Devils. The Ligue 1 champions are willing to offload Cavani in order to raise funds to sign the Argentine winger.

The French club are open to the sale of Cavani this summer if their asking price is met by the potential suitors. United have long been monitoring the former Napoli star and could make a move for the unhappy PSG striker.

Cavani has already admitted that his future at PSG is uncertain. He has also expressed his love for the Premier League, hinting at a possible move to Old Trafford.

"Premier League or the Bundesliga? I love both. But I'm not the type to change leagues constantly. Germany, Spain, Italy and England are the best leagues. But Ligue 1 is also progressing," Cavani told Le10Sport.

"Football is a sport where trust is everything. When a club wants you, he calls you, he wants you to integrate a project, he tries to get involved."

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports Cavani has not joined his club teammates for the pre-season tour of Asia. The Uruguayan attacker is suffering from a virus and will join the squad in the coming days once he gets a green signal from the medical staff.

Cavani's absence has further fuelled speculation and United could make an approach for the player, especially after United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward revealed the Red Devils are in a position to break the world-record transfer fee to sign a world-class player.