Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani Reuters

Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow in their purchase of Edinson Cavani with the player stating that he is committed to his course at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Uruguayan has been vehemently linked with a move out of the club next summer with the player reportedly unhappy with his role with the Ligue One leaders. United are the frontrunners for his signature and are willing to pay up to £80m for his signature.

The player is likely to come in as replacement for Robin van Persie, who has been linked with a move out of the club after talks about his disagreement with the new manager started making the rounds. Cavani has had a prolific season thus far, scoring 14 goals and assisting one in only 25 appearances while playing in a wide position, something which he is not accustomed to.

David Moyes is desperate to turn United's fortunes around after struggling to cope with the expectations this season after the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. The former Everton man is likely to be handed a lot of money to spend in the summer and Cavani is among his top targets for a move at the moment.

However, when the South American was asked to comment on the same, he refused to fuel any speculation and stoically said, "I'm a Paris Saint-Germain player."

Cavani is now gearing up to face Chelsea in the quarter finals of the Champions League and is happy to go into the fixture with a 1-0 win over Nice in the league. The win, which came via a Timothee Kolodziejczak own goal, allowed the league leaders an escape route after what was a forgettable day in the office for Laurent Blanc's side.

"The important thing is that the ball finished in the net and that it was the best possible result for us. It was important to win in terms of the championship but also in order to prepare well for the game against Chelsea," he said.