Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Marco Icardi as a long-term replacement for veteran Edinson Cavani.
Cavani is out-of-contract at the end of the season and there is little indication that he will remain at Old Trafford for another campaign.
The 34-year-old Uruguayan has been a useful addition after joining on a free in last summer’s transfer window, scoring seven goals in all competitions and providing priceless experience for United’s young talents.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must prioritise the addition of a longer-term goalscorer and reports suggest PSG striker Icardi could be available this summer.
Gazzetta Dello Sport, via TeamTalk, claims that the Argentine striker, who spent the 2019/20 season at PSG before joining the permanently, could be an alternative to Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
It is reported that Icardi could be signed at an affordable £34m, leaving United more room to strengthen in other areas as they pursue a Premier League title challenge next season.
Icardi, 28, was a prolific goalscorer for a number of years at Inter Milan but has fallen out of favour in Paris.
The striker has only made 10 Ligue 1 starts this season and surely United would rather target an elite player who is consistently performing at the highest level.
The Manchester Evening News reported last month that Solskjaer has settled on Haaland as his priority striker target in the summer window.
Haaland is Europe’s most sought after player right now and it would be an incredible coup if United pulled off the 20-year-old’s signature.