Man Utd losing Edinson Cavani battle as striker edges closer to exit
Manchester United are losing the battle to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford next season.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he has held talks with the Uruguayan striker, 34, about triggering a one-year extension.
But while Cavani is yet to give the club a final answer on a £200,000-a-week offer, Solskjaer is aware he is keen to return to South America after feeling the effects of a Covid-ravaged year away from his family.
Mirror Sport revealed earlier this month that the hitman wants to sign for Argentine club Boca Juniors, but that confirming his decision was being complicated by a potential £2million pay-off.
Solskjaer said: “We’re still in the same boat with Edinson in that he’s not decided on his future yet.
“He’s not told me he wants to leave, but I’m very aware he may be going back home to South America with the difficult year he has had. If that’s his decision, I’ll understand it, but he knows my view and he knows I’d love to see him play in front of the Man United fans at Old Trafford.
“It will be the year when we can get the fans back in and it’s important that he makes the decision not with anything else in mind.”
Solskjaer hopes Cavani can still be convinced by a successful end to the season with United fighting to finish in the top four and win the Europa League.
He added: “Edi wants a successful end to the season and that might sway him because he knows I love working with him and that the boys really love having him around.
“It’s important we give him as much time as possible to make a decision.
“The whole pandemic and the situation in the country has been difficult because he doesn’t speak the language and he has not been able to have his friends around him.”
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