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Manchester United dealt blow in Cavani bid: Reports

Manchester United seem to have failed in their bid to land Uruguay star Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain

Ahram Online , Monday 13 Apr 2015
Edinson Cavani (Photo: Reuters)
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Manchester United’s pursuit of Uruguay star Edinson Cavani has hit a snag, after Paris Saint-Germain announced that they are not willing to sell their star striker, according to reports in the English media.

With manager Louis van Gaal embarking on a rebuilding process, after United uncharacteristically failed to qualify for the Champions League upon finishing seventh in the league last season, the Red Devils are believed to be keen to bolster their frontline.

With on-loan Colombia star Radamel Falcao failing to live up to expectations, as well as Robin van Persie unable to emulate his World Cup form, United have reportedly been keen to land Cavani from Ligue 1 leaders PSG.

"Edinson Cavani is a player I really like," PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien. "I can tell you that he is very much with us, and the question of his departure has not arisen. Paris loves him and he loves Paris."

Cavani, who was part of Uruguay’s World Cup squad last summer, had been linked with a move away from Paris, having failed to repeat his form last year for the club.

He was however instrumental in PSG’s League Cup final win over Bastia, after coming off the bench to score a double in Saturday’s 4-0 win.

He joined the French champions in a £50-million deal from Napoli in the summer of 2013.

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