Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani is unhappy at being deployed on the wings rather than in his preferred central striker position Getty

Manchester United are planning to submit an official bid to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain during the ongoing January transfer window. Louis van Gaal is keen to add some speed and creativity to his team in the attacking department and has identified the Uruguayan forward as the perfect addition to provide extra ammunition in the second-half of the season.

According to ESPN FC, the former Napoli star is extremely keen on a move to Old Trafford and the Red Devils are ready to test the Ligue 1 club's resolve with a bid in January. United have long been linked with a move for Cavani, with former manager David Moyes also considering signing the striker in 2013. The report claims that the striker's representatives have initiated contact with the 20-time English champions over a possible January move.

The 28-year-old striker, who rejected a move away in the summer, is said to be unhappy at the club due to the manager's preference to use Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the central striker, while relegating him to the wings, which is not his natural position. He has been in impressive form this campaign and has scored 10 goals in 17 league appearances thus far despite being used on the left wing on 13 occasions.

Despite the striker's complaints, Laurent Blanc has made it clear that he will not let the behaviour of one player affect the entire team. The manager is ready to let the striker leave the club and has given him permission to consider offers from interested suitors. According to the Independent the Parc des Princes outfit will listen to offers if they meet their valuation of £32m ($45m) for the striker.

There is a problem with Cavani's behaviour but my job is to think of the entire squad as a collective," Blanc said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

"We did hold a staff meeting and among the various issues we discussed were Cavani and his complaints. The desires of the individual can't affect the rest of the team. I believe that he can score here but I understand if he wants to consider other career opportunities," the French manager added.