Robin van Persie
Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for striker Robin van Persie as Louis van Gaal targets Edinson Cavani as his replacement Getty Images

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offload striker Robin van Persie in the summer, with Edinson Cavani being the player lined up to replace him at Old Trafford.

According to the Mirror, Louis van Gaal has decided to sell the Dutch forward and will listen to offers for the striker during the summer transfer window.

Van Persie has struggled for fitness and form this season and has failed to replicate his goal scoring form from his debut season or even the previous season when United finished seventh.

The former Arsenal striker, who has scored just 10 goals for Van Gaal's team will enter the final-year of his contract at the end of this season and the club hierarchy have decided to cut their losses and offload the player, who is on a reported £200,000-a-week ($298,000).

The Netherlands international has been sidelined for the last six weeks with an ankle injury and the manager has confirmed that he will miss the Manchester Derby on 12 April.

But United have fared better rather than struggle in the absence of Van Persie, as they have won five Premier League games on the trot and look the favourites going into the derby following Manchester City's loss against Crystal Palace on 6 April.

Meanwhile, Cavani, who is Van Gaal's preferred choice to replace the Dutchman has revealed that he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain, but refused to rule out a move away in the summer.

"For now I think only to finish the season well here and give my best for the club that pays me. In Paris, I'm fine, but in football you never know what can happen in the future," Cavani said, as quoted by talkSPORT.

Premier League rivals Arsenal have also been heavily linked with the striker and could face competition from the Red Devils to land his signature.

The Uruguayan confessed that the only issue he has about playing at the Parc des Princes is that the manager Laurent Blanc does not play him in his preferred lone striker role and employs him on the wings to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"The only concern that I have ever spoken about is that I was recruited to play as a striker with Ibrahimovic and it has not always been the case."

"There is a long series of games where I have not scored in Ligue 1 but that can happen. In France, people judge me as a lone striker, but I do not play in that position," the former Napoli forward explained, as quoted by Goal.

"But aside from that, everything else is perfect here," he added.