Man Utd ‘eye Chelsea and Tottenham transfer target’ as Edinson Cavani alternative

Man Utd: Solskjaer's Cavani wish amid talk over future

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Manchester United are reportedly monitoring striker Andrea Belotti as a potential replacement for Edinson Cavani ahead of the summer transfer window. The Torino hitman is also a target for Premier League rivals Chelsea and Tottenham, as well as the likes of Inter Milan and Lyon, according to reports from Italy.

Cavani’s future is uncertain, with the striker having been heavily tipped to join Boca Juniors this summer after a season at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old was hailed by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the kind of striker the Red Devils have been missing in recent seasons after Cavani scored the decisive goal in Sunday’s win over Tottenham.

Cavan’s eight goals this season make him United’s third highest scorer despite his campaign having been impacted by injury, while his movement and know-how has brought a new dimension to Solskjaer’s attack.

But with the manager and football director John Murtough facing up to the prospect of losing Cavani, Belotti is reportedly being looked at.

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That’s according to Tuttosport, with the Italian publication claiming that United, Tottenham and Chelsea are among several top clubs tracking Belotti ahead of the transfer window.

The 27-year-old has fired 12 top-flight goals for relegation-threatened Torino this season despite his side’s struggles at the wrong end of the Serie A table.

And with his contract due to expire at the end of next season, his goalscoring exploits are said to have alerted Inter Milan, Lyon, Roma, Napoli and Fiorentina as well as some of the Premier League’s top teams.

He would be a relatively inexpensive addition to any club’s strikeforce, with the Italy international valued at £36m, according to Transfermarkt.

A summer transfer merry-go-round of strikers is set to ensue ahead of next season, with United, Chelsea and Manchester City all in the market for top-class centre-forwards.

Tottenham could lose Harry Kane, Borussia Dortmund will be fighting to keep hold of Erling Haaland, and Sergio Aguero is set to leave City.

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United will be keen for Cavani to stay for another campaign, but the striker has has reportedly told Ed Woodward any new contract won’t be about money.

According to The Athletic, it’s unlikely Cavani will be at the club next season, with the former PSG star having struggled to settle in England.

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