Five striker transfers Man Utd could turn to after Cavani's dad's transfer bombshell including Haaland and Andre Silva

MANCHESTER UNITED could be without Edinson Cavani next season with the Uruguayan's contract set to expire in the summer.

United have been rocked after the player's father Luis told Argentine outlet TyC Sports that his son is unhappy at Old Trafford.

Cavani Snr says the striker wants to move back to South America to be closer to his family.

Luis even claimed Edinson, 34, has been in contact with Boca Juniors over a summer move.

Cavani's dad added the striker's FA race-row sanction left him 'very upset', leading to him wanting to end his stay in England after just one season.

And according to Argentine news outlet Ole, the Uruguay international has decided to depart Old Trafford in order to return to South America.

They state that the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star has dreamed of playing for Boca since a young child.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed last week United will open talks with Cavani in the near future.

And despite Solskjaer being keen to tie him down longer term, having scored seven goals in 24 games, the former Napoli hit man could be moving on.

Here SunSport lists five players United may try to sign in his place.



Solskjaer is set to be handed a summer war chest – and Haaland is said to be top of his wishlist.

United were in the hunt for Haaland, the most wanted striker in Europe, before he joined Borussia Dortmund last January.

A £65million release clause only kicks in next year, meaning anyone wanting to sign the 20-year-old before then will have to pay an inflated premium of at least £100m.

The striker has been in sensational form this season, scoring 19 Bundesliga goals in as many games.


SunSport exclusively revealed United will be offered Eintracht Frankfurt striker Silva for £30m but only if Cavani leaves.

Silva’s agent Jorge Mendes is hoping to orchestrate the move with Frankfurt needing to raise funds to buy back Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic.

Portuguese international Silva has been on fire in the Bundesliga this season with 19 goals in 22 appearances – second only to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski in the scoring charts.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past after leaving Porto to join AC Milan in 2017 for £32m.

Since then, loan switches to Sevilla and then Frankfurt saw him sign for the latter in September, but England remains a luring attraction.

The deal – which could be worth up to £30m in pandemic times – is with bringing Jovic back to the club in mind.


United were heavily linked with the Juventus star in the January transfer window.

He has found game time tough to come by under Andrea Pirlo.

And United, Tottenham and Liverpool have all been linked with the Argentine ahead of the summer transfer market.

Dybala's contract expires in 2022 but injury issues are hampering his chances of signing a new deal in the coming weeks.

Juve managing director Fabio Paratici has admitted that the club are concerned by his fitness woes.


Former Manchester City star Dzeko was offered to United in January having been exiled by Roma after a bust-up with manager Paulo Fonseca.

A move never came to fruition but the Red Devils could still go back in for him in the summer with the 34-year-old still banging in the goals.

He has scored 115 in 246 matches for the Serie A side, making him a decent short term option.


Earlier this month it emerged United are reportedly eyeing a shock move for 19-year-old Greek striker Tzolis.

The PAOK star, 19, has caught United’s attention after scoring 16 goals in 36 games in this campaign.

Tzolis can play up front or on the wing, and also netted 19 times in 23 games for PAOK’S Under-19s last season.

He is now attracting interest from across Europe, with United leading the chase.

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