Manchester United and Liverpool To Battle It Out For The Signing Of Edinson Cavani

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Premier League duo both want Uruguayan hitman from Paris Saint Germain.

Bitter Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as Arsenal, are ready to fight it out for the signing of Edinson Cavani in January, report the Express, as the Uruguayan looks set to become the big transfer story of the coming months, with a departure from the Parc des Princes looking increasingly likely.

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Cavani is reportedly unhappy at continually playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Parc des Princes, a situation which often sees the former Palermo and Napoli goal machine shifted into wide positions, and could well seek a move away from the reigning Ligue 1 champions once the window reopens on New Year’s Day.

This has alerted the attention of a trio of Premier League teams, all of whom could be keen to secure the signing of one of the most consistent goalscorers in world football, albeit at what is likely to be a huge cost with PSG still viewing Cavani as a key part of their plans.

United are perhaps the most interesting link, with Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie all already on the books at Old Trafford, but the report suggests that Louis van Gaal’s eventual plan is to partner Falcao and Cavani in attack, with Rooney potentially in the number ten role.

Liverpool and Arsenal, meanwhile, are both also keen on Cavani, despite having made big money summer striking purchases in the shape of Mario Balotelli and Danny Welbeck respectively.

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