Arsenal & Man United in four-team shootout for £47m striker

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Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly two of four clubs who could sign Edinson Cavani.

According to French publication BuzzSport, cited by The Mirror, Paris Saint-Germain will look to sell the Uruguayan striker at the end of the season for a fee in the region of £47m.

The report in The Mirror adds that Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – who will have Cavani’s former manager Carlo Ancelotti in charge from next term – are also in the hunt for the prolific striker.

The 28-year-old has scored 69 goals in 119 games for the Ligue 1 champions, despite often being deployed out wide by Laurent Blanc in order to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle.

United, without a win in eight games under Louis Van Gaal, are desperate for forward reinforcements. The goals have dried up for both youngster Anthony Martial and captain Wayne Rooney.

Cavani would also be of the calibre of strikers who could improve Arsenal. The Gunners are relying on Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott to spearhead their Premier League title ambitions this term.

Injuries to Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez might tempt Arsene Wenger into the market next month, but BuzzSport adds, via The Mirror, that PSG would not be willing to let Cavani go in January.

The fact that they seem ready to sanction his departure at all seems strange. Ibrahimovic is out of contract next summer and has already announced his plans to leave, as the Daily Mail reports.

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