Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have some big decisions to make at the end of the season as Manchester United prepare for a busy summer.
Edinson Cavani’s future at Old Trafford is the hottest topic currently. Everyone is desperate for the Uruguayan hitman to remain in Manchester following an impressive maiden Premier League campaign.
Despite his age and several physical setbacks, the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star has been immensely significant in terms of experience and ability to shine in big matches.
Solskjaer has reiterated his desire to have Cavani on the team for another year, as the 34-year-old edges closer towards renewing his season-long deal.
The Uruguay international’s tactical intelligence and selflessness have helped to get the best out of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Unfortunately, Cavani’s body cannot keep up with his overwhelming desire to play week in, week out, which creates a genuine need for another centre-forward.
Manchester United prepare summer move for Harry Kane
Solskjaer wants to stick with Cavani but knows the striker’s age will hamper his involvement next season.
Meanwhile, having been completely overshadowed by the veteran striker, Anthony Martial could be on the move when the transfer window reopens.
On that basis, the Red Devils are in the market for a top-class forward, with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane topping Solskjaer’s wishlist.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed another stellar season in London, having recorded 21 goals and 13 assists in 31 appearances this term.
Although the England captain has exceeded expectations again, his teammates have failed to live up to his high standards.
As a result, Kane is facing another trophyless season and is more convinced than ever that he needs to secure a move to back his individual records with accolades.
According to The Sun, United are ready to splash out £90 million to persuade Daniel Levy to sanction the transfer of his headline performer in the summer.
The Spurs supremo is reluctant to sell his best players to direct Premier League rivals.
However, the knock-on effect of the coronavirus crisis has seen many prominent European clubs run out of cash.
Only a handful of clubs can afford Kane’s price tag and his whopping wages, with United being one of them.
Manchester City are also in the mix as Pep Guardiola looks to recruit a long-term replacement for outgoing legend Sergio Aguero.
The runaway Premier League leaders are following Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland with great attention, but they have not stayed immune to Kane’s remarkable form.
With City in the picture, United’s idea of signing one of the most prolific strikers in modern Premier League history would become far more complicated.
There is no doubt Kane will demand a starting berth wherever he decides to go. With Aguero out of the frame and Gabriel Jesus struggling to find his rhythm, Guardiola can guarantee the Englishman plenty of first-team action.
Meanwhile, Cavani’s presence at Old Trafford would make things awkward for the Tottenham superstar as he might need to alternate his place with the Uruguayan marksman.
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