Manchester United are holding talks with Edinson Cavani over a proposed contract for the Uruguayan free agent.
The 33-year-old striker was on £210,000 a week at Paris St Germain and is chasing a similar wage on a two year contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have come under increasing pressure to deliver a forward after failing to meet Borussia Dortmund’s demands for Jadon Sancho.
They remain in discussions with Barcelona over a potential loan for winger Ousmane Dembele while the former PSG star would give their forward line a different dynamic and a senior international of vast experience that could bring more out of the younger players around him.
Cavani’s signing would make economic and sporting sense as Solskjaer looks to mount a serious challenge on domestic and European fronts.
It is possible that Cavani could fly into Manchester today to finalise a move to the club.
The Red Devils are continuing discussions with Porto over a deal for Alex Telles.