Edinson Cavani

Paris Saint Germain are ready to sell Manchester United long-term target Edinson Cavani this summer to fund moves for Angel Di Maria, claim local French reports.

The big spenders have reportedly earmarked the signing of the Real Madrid star as their top priority for the summer and they are making every effort to secure the deal.

Recent reports in Spain claim Manchester United had won the race for his services - with the Argentinian having already reached a verbal agreement to join them.

However, the Uefa's Financial Fair has reportedly delayed the deal as they need to cash-in with some players in order to fund moves to complete a deal which will cost them around £47m.

Having already spend around £40m in signing David Luiz from Chelsea earlier this summer, Uefa will not let them to invest more unless they recoup some money by selling players.

And according to French newspaper L'equipe manager Lauren Blanc is considering to sell Cavani – while Lucas Moura, Marco Verratti or Javier Pastore may also be available.

Edinson Cavani was strongly linked with a move to both Manchester United and Chelsea last year.

PSG paid around £55m to Napoli to secure his services last summer but his future at the Ligue 1 is under scrutiny. Reports claim he was overshadowed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as Blanc used him as a wide man instead of his preferred striking role.

The Uruguayan striker himself recently refused to confirm whether he was staying, while PSG needed to cash-in with some players to fund Di Maria deal may see him moving away this summer.

"We will see at the end of the season. I am fine in Paris, but obviously there are things we have to talk about with the club, things we need to do in a different way. Playing besides players like Zlatan, Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta or Lavezzi is great for any player. But for a forward used to scoring and who now has to do defensive tasks, it is not easy," Cavani said.