Five striker transfers Man Utd could turn to if Cavani leaves including Erling Haaland and Andre Silva

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

And SunSport has explored five strikers the Red Devils could sign to replace him.

Man Utd may have to replace Edinson Cavani this summer


Man Utd may have to replace Edinson Cavani this summerCredit: Reuters

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

The 34-year-old joined United on a free transfer last summer after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired.

He signed a one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.

And despite Solskjaer being keen to tie him down longer term, having scored seven goals in 24 games, the former Napoli hit man has already been linked with a move away.

The ex-PSG striker has been tipped to join Marcos Rojo in Argentina at Boca Juniors.

And 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 17 Bundesliga goals in as many games.

Erling Haaland is said to be United's No 1 target


Erling Haaland is said to be United’s No 1 targetCredit: AFP or licensors


SunSport exclusively revealed on Tuesday 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 18 goals in 20 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.

Andre Silva could be offered to United for just £30m


Andre Silva could be offered to United for just £30mCredit: Getty Images – Getty


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.

United face competition for Paulo Dybala


United face competition for Paulo DybalaCredit: AP:Associated Press


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.

Edin Dzeko was offered to United in January


Edin Dzeko was offered to United in JanuaryCredit: Getty Images – Getty


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 15 goals in 33 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.

Christoz Tzolis could be a surprise addition to United's squad


Christoz Tzolis could be a surprise addition to United’s squadCredit: AFP – Getty

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