Man Utd make decision on Cavani as Solskjaer targets four signings this summer

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Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani will leave at the end of the campaign as the club have decided against extending the player’s contract at Old Trafford.

He signed an initial one-year deal with United after joining on a free transfer from PSG last summer but the deal includes the option of extending that by a further one year should both parties agree.




However, Cavani’s father revealed the player was unhappy in the Premier League and would seek a return to South America this summer window.

Though Cavani tried to deny the rumours, a move to Boca Juniors is looking likely and United are now reportedly willing to allow the player leave.

The Sun claim the Red devils have fastracked their search for a striker and will attempt to make a big signing this summer, meaning Cavani may not have his deal extended.

United were close to signing Erling Haaland in January 2020 but joined Dortmund instead.




Haaland is now the talk of Europe and he has the pick of any club in the world ahead of this summer window, with Dortmund resigned to losing him.

United face huge competition from rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for Haaland’s signature and he will likely cost up to £120m.




However, a clause in his contract means he’s available for £62 million in 2022 but United risk losing out altogether if they decide against moving for him this summer.

Solskjaer plans to sell the likes of Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Diogo Dalot and Lingard this summer to improve his £80m summer transfer budget and the United boss hopes to sign a midfielder, a right-back and a centre-back with the funds raised.

United are interested in signing Declan Rice but it would take up to £80m to sign the player, while Leicester value Wesley Fofana at around £75 million.

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