Uruguayan is currently one of Europe’s deadliest marksman.
Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United will both go head to head to sign prolific Napoli front man Edinson Cavani when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
Each side has been keeping close tabs on the in-form Uruguay international of late after hearing rumours that the player was unhappy with life acting as captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s support act at the big-spending Ligue 1 giants.
And now the north-west giants and the west London club will battle it out next month to lure Cavani to the Premier League, although neither side will be able to land the striker for a sum less than the whopping £54.3 million that the Parisians splashed out on the 26-year-old when signing the player from Serie A outfit Napoli last summer.
However, with the South American having managed to register an eye-catching 22 goals and four assists in total in just 29 matches for club and country so far since moving to the Parc des Princes, including an equally impressive 12 strikes and two assists in his 17 league outings for the Ligue 1 giants, both English teams know that they would be getting as close to a guarantee of goals as there is by signing Cavani in January.