Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani started being linked to Palmeiras a while ago.

And last week, when candidate Leila Pereira was elected the new president at the Brazilian side, reports said that board members had been saying she’d try to sign the 34-year-old.

It now turns out that the Verdão won the Copa Libertadores title at the weekend, so besides the natural excitement for new signings, there’s now the urge to reinforce the team before the FIFA Club World Cup.

Journalist Jorge Nicola talks about it in a video this week, claiming that Leila Pereira should bring between six and eight new players to Palmeiras next season, and one of the positions to be strengthened is centre-forward.

Speaking of Cavani, he claims that the striker’s salary at Manchester United is too big. And since the contract with the Red Devils runs until the summer, it would be ‘practically impossible’ to have him in January.

So although this is a rumour that will continue in the coming months, it seems unlikely Palmeiras would even make an attempt to sign the Uruguayan now.