Manchester United & Chelsea target given £40m price tag despite recently celebrating 29th birthday

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Manchester United have been told that it would cost them £40m to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint Germain, according to the Daily Star.

The Daily Star reports that the Uruguayan striker wants a move to the Premier League and that United and Chelsea are both keen on a transfer.

There is no word on Chelsea’s stance, but the Red Devils will not meet PSG’s valuation of a player who turned 29 last Sunday, the Daily Star adds.

Cavani celebrated his 29th birthday with a midweek Champions League goal against the Blues to give PSG a 2-1 lead in their blockbuster last-16 tie.

He came off the bench at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, and has often had to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Ligue 1 champions.

According to the Daily Star, Cavani’s father has encouraged him to join Real Madrid, Juventus or United, who are badly in need of a world-class striker.

Cavani fits the bill. He has scored 71 goals in 130 games for PSG, and United were willing to pay £50m for him under David Moyes, the Daily Star claims.

But, two years on, United seemingly feel that Cavani is too old to merit such a price tag. Will a potential new manager at Old Trafford change this thinking?

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