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Manchester United are set to be no longer interested in Edinson Cavani’s services.
The Uruguay international has been linked with the move to Old Trafford down the years. In January he was close to joining the Red Devils, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ended up signing former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.
Now, as Cavani is nearing the end of his contract, there have been talks over the players’ possible transfer to United. However, according to Manchester Evening News, the 33-year-old striker isn’t on the club’s wish list, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s looking for right-winger when the transfer window reopens.
Cavani has also been targeted by Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, with reports suggesting the club boss Diego Simeone has already agreed on a deal. The player, however, has made a statement, admitting he is likely to renew his contract with the French side or go into retirement.
He said: “My career will last for maybe several years still, here or elsewhere, I don’t know. I’ve spoken about it a lot with my entourage. I’ve always said that I would like to quit football rather than football quitting me. I’d really like to finish having given everything. To get to that point where I’d say: ‘Guys, this is the point where I have to go.’ I don’t want life to lead me to play when I wouldn’t be capable of giving my best. The day will come where it will be obvious that the time’s come to move on to something else.”
Source: Express UK