Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani has always expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League.Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly considering a double deal to land Edinson Cavani and Marco Reus.

The Red Devils spent big on the likes of Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind in the summer, and are now preparing to splash the cash again in January as Louis van Gaal looks to improve his team's position in the league table and build a strong squad for next season.

United have already been linked with a few high-profile names, including Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte. And, according to the Daily Star and the Metro, the Old Trafford chiefs are now weighing up a move for PSG striker Cavani, who is also wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Uruguay international remains unhappy at the Ligue 1 outfit, having to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, since signing for the French giants from Napoli in a big-money move back in the summer of 2013.

United already have a few big names in the striking department but with Robin van Perise on the wrong side of the 30s and Radamel Falcao struggling with injury and fitness issues, van Gaal has turned his attention to the PSG star.

Cavani has always expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League and United are now understood to be keen to do business. PSG will reportedly demand £50m for the 27-year-old, which the Red Devils, Arsenal and Liverpool are all willing to meet.

The reports claim the South American hitman could be followed to Old Trafford by Dortmund's Reus.

Marco Reus
Marco Reus will find plenty of suitors once his release clause goes live this summer.Reuters

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all been recently linked with a move for the Germany international, who has a £20m release clause in his contract which will be active at the end of the season.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dismissed suggestions that they have a deal in place to sell Reus to Real, insisting that the 25-year-old would decide which club he joins as he has a buyout clause.

"It's complete rubbish that there is any kind of right of first refusal [for Madrid]. Marco alone will decide where he will go. What would we do if he activated his clause?" Bild quoted Watzke as saying.

United are long-term admirers of Reus and are understood to be determined to snap him up on the cheap, ahead of the rest of the suitors.

It would take United around £70m to sign both players.