Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani has an offer from Manchester United but would prefer to join Atlético Madrid.
Cavani has been heavily linked with a move away from PSG for the past few weeks, having managed only 11 appearances in all competitions this season.
A host of teams are said to be interested in his signature, but none more so than Atlético, who are on the hunt for a striker to replace the injured Diego Costa.
There is interest from England too, and yesterday we covered a report from L’Equipe that stated Manchester United and Chelsea had ‘positioned’ themselves to sign him on a free transfer this summer, with United ‘making eyes’ at him.
That’s backed up by journalist Josep Pederol today, according to Marca, who told El Chiringuito that Cavani has an offer from Manchester United on the table.
Pederol does not offer up any information about what Manchester United’s offer looks like, however, just that they, Arsenal and Inter Milan have all sent proposals.
They are behind Atlético, though, with club chief Miguel Ángel Gil Marīn meeting Cavani in Pari last Saturday and PSG chief Leonardo on Sunday to discuss a move.
According to the report, Cavani has made it clear he would like at least two more years playing in Europe so he can play in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 so wants a contract to reflect that.
He has also made it clear that should Atlético’s bid match that, he would prefer to play under Diego Simeone ahead of anyone else, seemingly putting United further down the queue at this moment in time.
This could all be a plan to pressure the Spanish side into offering more money.