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Reporter explains reason Man Utd won’t be signing Edinson Cavani

This week we wrote about Edinson Cavani handing in a transfer request at Paris Saint-Germain, and how following Marcus Rashford’s injury Manchester United are desperate for a goalscorer.

To be honest, we’ve needed another goalscorer all season — but Rashford had done well with 19 goals to his name, across all competitions.

Man Utd are not going to finish in the top-four unless they win games. A consistent run looks miles off, though, pushed back further by Rashford’s absence.

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The arrival of Cavani would lift spirits in the dressing room. He’s a proven goalscorer in Italy as well as France — but sadly it looks like he will be off to Atletico Madrid, as per The Guardian.

And, according to Paul Hirst of The Times, United would not agree to Cavani’s wage demands (2.5-year deal worth £360k p/w).

Hirst points out how Cavani doesn’t have the best injury record which could be part of United’s reason for not pursuing an emergency deal.

At 32, that is crazy money but United are in a position where they have no other choice but to overspend on players they want.

There could be fears of bringing Cavani to Old Trafford on such money because of how poor Radamel Falcao was when he joined from Ligue 1. Although that would sound like an excuse at this point.

Hirst also provides an update on United’s attempt to sign Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes.

He says the Portugal international is frustrated that the deal has not been done, and that the two clubs have not yet come to an agreement on the transfer fee.

It’s been a long January for Manchester United.

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