Edinson Cavani
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani controls the ball during Round of 16 game against Colombia.Reuters

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani could join Manchester United as the Paris Saint-Germain player has asked his agent to find a potential deal in the Premier League, according to reports.

Cavani, who joined PSG last summer on a deal worth £56 million from Napoli, is looking to move away from the French capital, after he spent last season playing on the right wing for the club. He managed to score 25 times in 43 games for the Ligue 1 winners.

The Parc des Princes outfit is aware about Cavani's unhappiness but refused considering leaving the star striker. Still, the Old Trafford is termed as a potential destination for the Uruguay international, who during the World Cup refused to rule out a move to Man United.

"In football, you never know. Anything can happen," Cavani said when asked about his future move to United. "One day you are in one team and, the next day, you can be in another."

Cavani is keen to play on his favourite centre-forward position, which he is missing with the French League champions. But, with English striker Wayne Rooney and Netherlands' skipper Robin van Persie in the squad it seems unlikely.

However, according to the reports in the French papers, the Premier League club might sell Rooney to PSG on part-exchange for the Uruguayan. The English international still has five-year left in his contract, but he may well leave Old Trafford on a swap deal.

PSG is termed as one of the few European clubs that can afford a £300,000-a-week wage pack of the 28-year-old striker. If the deal goes through, Cavani will become the third Uruguayan to play for the Red Devils after Diego Forlan and Guillermo Varela.

Apart from United, another Premier League club Chelsea are also aiming to land the prolific striker to Stamford Bridge, as their manager Jose Mourinho is looking to add more star power in its line-up for the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, according to the reports, Man United have received a major boost in their pursuit of Argentine Angel di Maria, who has reportedly snubbed PSG enquiry, saying that he is looking for a move to a Premier League club.

The Real Madrid player is on a radar of a newly-appointed United boss Louis van Gaal, but it will be difficult for the Red Devils to finalise the deal with Argentina international, as they will not be playing Champions League football this season.

United, however, is still hoping to persuade Di Maria to join Old Trafford, despite not playing top club competition.

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