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Barcelona interested in Manchester United striker

Edinson Cavani has disclosed further specifics about the injury that kept him out of Uruguay’s preparations for the international break and the recent Manchester derby.

Manchester United and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is a target for Barcelona as they look to replace the sidelined Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona, who have been beset by financial issues, are ready to offer United a transfer fee of around £4million to £5m for the veteran striker.

Aguero has been ruled out for most of the rest of this season after a heart problem was detected. There are fears the issue could even end his career.

New Barca boss Xavi must hunt for a striker in the January window and Old Trafford star Cavani has emerged as an option.

Cavani – a free agent next summer – has been frustrated at Old Trafford since Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, after having received prior assurances that the club were NOT looking to bring in a striker who would play through the middle.

That all changed when Ronaldo became available for his second coming – and Cavani, 34, has found his game time-restricted.

At this stage of his career, Cavani wants to play week in, week out – and Barca can offer that.

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