Manchester United’s reported move for Edinson Cavani could stall after Paris Saint Germain decided that they were seeking to sell Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi rather than the Uruguayan striker, as reported by the Mirror.
Spanish newspaper MARCA has reported that the French giants are looking to sell the two attacking talents in order to fund the acquisition of Angel Di Maria, who they have agreed a fee for.
This runs contrary to suggestions in French football magazine Le 10 that Manchester United could win the race for Cavani after the club and player decided it was time for him to move on.
Both players who now look likely to leave fit in naturally on the wing, whereas Angel Di Maria would slot in finely to a diamond, as PSG are possibly likely to play if they want to get the best out of both Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who also plays as a striker.
The magazine suggested that Cavani was unsettled at the Paris club and that the Manchester club were primed to swoop, given their interest in bringing him in.
However, Cavani has recently told Uruguayan media sources that there has been discussions over his position next year at PSG, which has helped assure him over his future at the side.
The Uruguayan international had previously been concerned over his role, having spent the majority of last season playing wide to accommodate the talismanic Ibrahimovic through the middle. Given the relative age of both players, it makes sense that the French club would try and retain his services.