Barcelona could sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United in January if the Glazer family are willing to accept a ‘minimum price’ for the attacker.
This is according to Sport, who say the idea of signing Cavani is ” gain momentum “ at Camp Nou as they seek a replacement for Sergio Aguero in January.
The Argentina forward has been ruled out for at least three months due to a heart problem, leaving Barcelona in desperate need of reinforcements in January.
Cavani has been named as an option on several occasions, having dropped down the pecking order at Manchester United this season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Sport cover Barcelona’s reported interest today and say Cavani is an option for Barcelona, who will look to bring him to the club in January if he can be signed for a “Modest price”.
They say Cavani believes Barcelona “Corresponds to his interests” and would allow him to remain at the elite level of football after his stint at Napoli, PSG and now Manchester United.
He has already decided not to renew his contract at Old Trafford but believes he is still capable of playing at the highest level for the next two years.
His contract expires in the summer, so he’s free to talk to clubs in Europe in January about a free transfer in the summer transfer window, but Barcelona’s intention is to move earlier and get it on. market in January.
They plan to ‘question’ Manchester United for him, and everything can be closed ‘in advance‘if the Glazer brothers accept a ‘minimum price‘ for the departure of Cavani.
There is no mention of the price Barcelona want to pay, but given their well-documented financial woes, it’s hard to imagine that price will be very high.