Edinson Cavani has not ‘100 per cent’ decided on his future at Manchester United but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there is a good chance the striker will leave the club.
The Red devils are currently in talks with the Uruguayan forward over triggering a one-year extension in his contract.
Cavani has scored 10 goals in 31 games since his arrival last October and has provided a clear focal point to their attack but is considering a return to South America with Boca Juniors ready to offer him a contract.
While Solskjaer has not given up hope on him extending his stay at Old Trafford, he concedes the former PSG striker appears to be leaning towards a return close to home.
‘We’re still in the same boat with Edinson in that he’s not 100% decided on his future yet,’ Solskjaer said. ‘He’s not told me he wants to leave but I’m very aware he might be going back home to South America with the difficult year he has had and if that’s his decision I’ll understand that.’
Whether Cavani stays at the club this summer could decide whether the club signs a new striker this summer transfer window. United are said to be interested in both Harry Kane & Haaland, the duo are expected to cost around £150m.
But with other areas to strengthen, former United midfielder Owen Hargeaves urged his old team to do everything they can to keep Cavani and use their striker money elsewhere.
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He told BT Sport: ‘I don’t think its realistic for United to win the Premier League next season. But they have to find a way to bridge the gap.
‘You bridge that gap by bringing in another centre back, bringing in another central midfielder and getting another right winger.
‘A lot of people have played out on that right hand side and they haven’t really found it. I think to go find a winger, Jadon Sancho would be amazing.
‘You think about Raphinha at Leeds, you think about what he could do at this United team. You can’t spend £100m on every player.’