Edinson Cavani
Cavani is reportedly looking to make a move out of PSG this season due to him not being played in his preferred position.Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £60 million summer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as Louis van Gaal looks for a top striker to help his side compete for the English Premier League title next season.

Despite the Red Devils being in good form of late, moving to the third position in the Premier League, following victories in their last six fixtures, they are still not in the title race due to them being eight points behind leaders Chelsea, who also have a game in hand.

The main reason behind Chelsea's success this season has been due to the form of their striker Diego Costa, who is the Premier League's joint top scorer this season along with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane.

United also bought a world class striker in Radamel Falcao on loan last summer, but he has been a bitter disappointment, managing only four goals in the Premier League so far.

Robin van Persie has also been pretty disappointing this season, getting only10 Premier League goals to his name, even if injuries have played their part.

As a result, van Gaal is looking to offload Falcao and Van Persie and get Cavani as a replacement, according to Daily Star.

It is understood that the Red Devils are looking to make a £60 million bid to convince Paris Saint-Germain to part with their Uruguayan striker.

Since the departure of Falcao and van Persie, who are amongst the highest earners at Old Trafford, will free around £460,000-a-week in wages, United are reportedly prepared to offer Cavani a lucrative £300,000-a-week deal that will make him the joint highest paid player in the Premier League along with Wayne Rooney.

The 28-year-old striker, who completed a £55 million switch from Napoli to PSG in 2013, has also hinted that he may move to a new club in the summer after failing to secure his preferred centre forward position at the Parc des Princes.

"For now I think only about finishing the season well here and give my best for the club that pays me," the Uruguayan was quoted as saying by the Daily Star. "In Paris, I'm fine, but in football you never know what can happen in the future."