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Paper Talk: South American giants hoping to coax Cavani from Man Utd; Chelsea stalwart considering exit

A South American giant is drawing up the paperwork to try and sign Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, while a Chelsea stalwart is considering his future at the club, according to Tuesday’s transfer gossip.



South American giants Boca Juniors are reportedly lining up a future move for Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani.

The Urguguay star only moved to Old Trafford over the summer and notched his first goal for the club in the weekend win at Everton.

The 33-year-old penned a one-year deal, with the option of a further year, on deadline day as United made a late splurge after a difficult window for Ed Woodward.

But it would appear that his next move is already in the making, with El Futbolero (as cited by United In Focus) claiming that Boca are chasing a deal.

The South American outlet states that Boca are even going as far as to draw up paperwork, which could be presented as part of a package to sign the Urugayan in 2022.

Boca want to sign the former PSG man after the 2022 World Cup, when his United contract would have come to an end – if the opt to take up the extension.

Cavani will be 35 by then and moving into the latter stages of his career.


The report adds that a return to South America may well appeal, although clubs in Uruguay will attempt to land the striker too.

Former Red Devils star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, still playing for AC Milan at 39, has shown that age is no barrier if the hunger and dedication to the game remain.

However, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Cavani, who could even stay longer at Old Trafford if his spell goes well.


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