Real Madrid are among those keeping an eye on Erling Haaland this summer but Carlo Ancelotti has identified Edinson Cavani as a possible alternative with his Manchester United contract about to expire
Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to sign Edinson Cavani, who has emerged as a target real MadridAccording to reports.
That Manchester United The forward has spent the last two seasons at Old Trafford but is set to leave this summer once his contract expires. He has extended his original one-year deal but is now expected to break new ground with what appears to be an option at the Bernabeu.
Cavani was a Manchester squad player who rarely started games, despite having big goals and contributing regularly. At 35, the Uruguayan is nearing the end of his career and Los Blancos believe he would accept a role as Karim Benzema’s back-up, reports have reported Fichajes.
The former PSG man has previously excelled in Italy and France but has yet to ply his trade in Spain. Madrid is believed to be Kylian Mbappe’s destination of choice this summer as the Frenchman will leave Paris for free if he doesn’t renew his contract. Erling Haland is another man likely to move this summer.
Borussia Dortmund face several potential suitors who have long been alarmed by Haaland’s release clause. Cavani is seen by Madrid as an alternative to the Norwegian should he opt for one of their rivals. The Spanish side are now preparing an offer that could attract the United man.
Cavani has not played for the Red Devils in over a month and has only scored two goals this season. Last season he scored 17 times. United themselves have a direction to choose when it comes to their forward line, with their options somewhat unclear.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, at 37, is not a long-term solution and new Erik ten Hag is said to have given the green light for his departure. Marcus Rashford is out of form and rumors are circulating he too could continue, while Anthony Martial’s loan move to Sevilla has not returned to his best form.
Ralf Rangnick was struggling to keep Cavani in January when a departure was touted Barcelona among those who are said to be enthusiastic. He said at the time: “We’ve had a few conversations over the past few weeks, probably the player I’ve spoken to the most. I told him from day one that he was a very important player for me.
“And like I said, his professionalism, his work ethic is just incredible and I told him I really want him to stay until the end of the season. He knows that. He also knows how highly I rate him and how highly I rate him I respect him. We’ve spoken and he knows I’m definitely not going to let him go.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/realmadrid-manutd-ancelotti-cavani-future-26739844 Carlo Ancelotti given Man Utd transfer green light to complete Real Madrid signing