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Man Utd star Edinson Cavani ‘holds transfer talks’ with Boca Juniors with Argentine club ‘paving way for his arrival’

EDINSON CAVANI has reportedly already held ‘transfer talks’ with Boca Juniors over a summer move.

The 34-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the season when his Manchester United contract expires.

Edinson Cavani continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester United


Edinson Cavani continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty

There is an option of a 12-month extension at Old Trafford, although no discussions have yet taken place with speculation now mounting over his future.

Argentine news outlet InfoBAE claims Boca chief Juan Roman Riquelme has been in ‘direct contact’ with the striker.

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And he is ‘paving the way’ for the Uruguayan’s arrival by pressing ahead with getting Jorman Campuzano’s Argentine citizenship.

The Colombian has been in the country for two years, and once he gets that paperwork sorted, he will no longer take up one of the allocated foreigner spots.

That will free up a place for Cavani to come in.

This follows claims from earlier in the month that the hotshot has decided to depart United in order to return to South America.

They state that the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star has dreamed of playing for Boca since a young child.

It has also been claimed that Cavani’s representatives do not believe his possible contract extension will be an issue as he can turn it down.

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The report also adds that Cavani would be happy to take a huge pay cut on his £210,000-a-week salary in order to join his boyhood club.

And the former Napoli ace will demand a three-year deal in Argentina as he looks to fire the side to a first Copa Libertadores title since 2007.

Should he make the move to Boca to link up with Marcos Rojo, he could replace Carlos Tevez, who is in the final year of his contract.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of Cavani’s contract situation last month where he insisted the club are happy with him.

He declared: “I can only say Edinson has done well. I’ve been impressed by him, he’s really gelled in the group.

“We’ll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans. It’s a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players.

“And, with his contract situation at the moment, we’re very pleased with what he’s done.”

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