Edinson Cavani has been a free agent throughout the summer but now, with less than 48 hours left on the clock, Manchester United have moved to bring him to the Premier League.
The 33-year-old Uruguay international isn’t the only Red Devils target, however.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also been eyeing a deal for youngster Facundo Pellistri and, now, El Observador claim the 18-year-old is on his way to Old Trafford.
It’s claimed the teenager will ‘join Cavani’ at the Theatre of Dreams and, though Lyon were interested, they’re now poised to miss out.
Lyon left it too late to move for the player and the Red Devils will pay £8million to bring him to England.
The Uruguayan youngster’s agent Gerardo Rabajda has informed Penarol’s board his client’s release clause will be paid and confirmation is expected in ‘next few hours’.
United accelerated their interest in the player between Friday and Saturday and their proposal is said to have convinced both player and club.
Pellistri’s wages will reportedly double and, now, he’s set to play alongside Cavani in the Premier League.