Manchester United are close to signing former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in a two-year contract.

The 33-year-old Cavani is a free agent after seven years in the French capital. The striker joined PSG from Napoli in a £55m deal in July 2013 after an outstanding three-year spell with the Serie A side.

He went forth and scored 187 goals from 276 appearances across all competitions for PSG. Moreover, the striker is in search of a new club after his contract with the French giants expired.

Discussions are underway over a possible transfer to the Red Devils. Meanwhile, Solskjaer continues to make changes to his squad. Midfielder Andreas Pereira has joined Lazio on a season-long loan deal on Friday.

Meanwhile, no agreement has been reached but Cavani is understood to be keen on a two-year deal. On joining Manchester United, the Uruguay international would offer Solskjaer an experienced attack option. This will supplement the front-three, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, and Anthony Martial.

United confident Cavani can have Ibrahimović’s Effect

Suppose an agreement is reached with the 33-year-old, Manchester United are sure Cavani’s signing will have a similar effect to that of the AC Milan player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The club believes Cavani’s credentials and experienced will encourage Greenwood’s development and also provide support for Rashford and Martial.

Potentially, it will also mean a difference in the attacking component and it will not see United replace Ighalo when he returns to China.

What’s not known yet is the shape Cavani is in. But, if a deal is struck soon, United will have enough time to assess hit the fitness and intensively work with him ahead of their 17th October trip to Newcastle.