Man United join the race to sign €30m-rated Ligue 1 centre-forward

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel opened the door to Edinson Cavani leaving the Paris in winter, despite rumours linking him to Man United. Red Devils were reportedly offered the opportunity to sign the 32-year-old star in the winter transfer window, with the striker starting only four games in France’s top flight this campaign.

Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs also linked with an approach for Edinson, and a move looks as if it comes to fruition if the German tactician’s latest comments are anything to go by. Asked about Cavani’s future after PSG’s 1-0 win over Lorient, Thomas replied: ‘I am not sure that Edinson Cavani will be here in February.’

However, it appears that Atletico Madrid are in pole position to land Uruguay international who has expressed his desire to leave PSG amid having a bid rejected. PSG sporting director Leonardo said: ‘Cavani? He asked to leave, we are studying the situation. We had a proposal from Atletico, we did not accept it. I don’t know how it will end.’

A short-term loan could make sense for Man United, with the Norwegian manager desperate to find a replacement for Marcus Rashford, who is set to miss the next two or three months with a stress fracture in his back.

‘Well we’ve had many, many injuries on big players for us this season,’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on the weekend. ‘We’ve had now Marcus, Anthony’s been out for months, Paul’s been out for more than half the season, Scott’s been out for months.’