Paris Saint-Germain have advised Manchester United they are willing to allow Edinson Cavani leave in the January transfer window after slapping a £32m ($48.6m) price tag. The Red Devils are struggling for goals as they were forced to settle for another disappointing draw in the Premier League clash against West Ham United.
Louis van Gaal allowed James Wilson join Brighton and Hove Albion on loan until the end of the season. This has left him with Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney as the two recognised strikers in the squad, with the latter out with an ankle injury.
According to the Independent via French publication L'equipe, the Ligue 1 champions are open to the possibility of letting Cavani leave Parc de Princes if the interested clubs meet their asking price. PSG are already in the hunt for a replacement for the Uruguayan international, who has scored nine goals in 15 league appearances.
Angel Di Maria left Old Trafford and joined PSG in the summer and that has reportedly strengthened the two clubs' relationship. United would be hoping the transfer of the former Real Madrid star to France would help them seal a deal for the star striker.
Any move from United in landing Cavani could see them face competition from Arsenal. The Express reported that the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is eyeing a move for the South American striker in order to bolster their attacking front.
The former Napoli man has been playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a move to Old Trafford is likely to see him be the focal point of their attack. Van Gaal admitted United are looking at bringing new players to the club in January and Cavani could be in the Premier League, if the Red Devils can match his asking price.
"The problem is that our injuries are always contact injuries and you cannot afford that because football is a sport of direct resistance," United's official website quoted Van Gaal as saying.
"Shaw is direct injured, Rojo and Wayne also. We have a lot of long-lasting contact injuries, which is our problem. We are looking, but as you know it is not so easy to buy players and in January it is more difficult. We are looking but it is not for sure."