MANCHESTER UNITED are trying to clarify whether new boy Edinson Cavani has to quarantine for a full two weeks.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan faces a battle to be ready to face his old club Paris Saint-Germain – unless he can find a loophole.
As things stand he will not be able to link up with his Old Trafford team-mates until Monday week.
And that would rule Cavani out of United’s next Premier League game – which is at Newcastle on October 17.
And it would leave him with just one full day of training to prepare for the Champions League clash with his former club in France on October 20.
Cavani revealed he and his partner have both had Covid-19 – but he has not been part of an elite athlete bubble as he left PSG in June.
He arrived in the UK on Monday – meaning as things stand his period of self-isolation will continue until next Sunday.
United are asking questions to establish if there is any way they can get their new boy into Carrington earlier.
However the rules state that anyone arriving from France must adhere to the rules and serve a 14-day isolation.
Meanwhile it has emerged the Red Devils were priced out of a move for Cavani when they were first alerted to him in January.
The Uruguayan’s camp were asking for something similar to the £325,000-per-week wages he was getting at PSG.
And there was also a concern of a £15m fee being demanded by the French club to secure the transfer in the New Year – even though he was down to the last few months of his deal.
The 33-year-old is believed to have been handed around £200,000 per week for his initial 12-month deal at Old Trafford.
Eyebrows have been raised at those figures yet they are a big drop on the ones that were being discussed nine months ago.
United felt it was too rich for them back then and moved their attention to Odion Ighalo – after also looking at Bournemouth’s Josh King.