Euro giants back in for Man Utd forward after failed pursuit in summer 2020

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A major European club is reportedly back in the mix for Edinson Cavani after failing to land the Manchester United striker in 2020.

Cavani became a free agent that summer when opting to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract. Plenty of clubs kept tabs on the situation, including United, Chelsea and Atletico.

Ultimately it was United who won the transfer race by handing Cavani a one-year deal. He went on to score 17 times in his debut campaign and extended his spell at Old Trafford by another season.

The 35-year-old hitman has struggled with injuries this term and is also behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the pecking order.

As such, Cavani looks set to end his time in the Premier League by leaving on a free transfer this summer.

Sports Mole, who cite reports in Italy, provide an update on the Uruguayan’s future. They claim Inter hold a firm interest in Cavani and want to engineer a deal later this year.

The Italian outfit attempted to land him in 2020, with reports even claiming Cavani had ‘offered himself’ to the club.

Edinson Cavani wanted in Serie A

They were eventually beaten to the punch by United – but a form of transfer revenge could now be on the cards.

Inter want to bolster their attack and see Cavani as an ideal solution. He knows Serie A well from his time at Palermo and then Napoli.

However, the Nerazzurri are not the only European club in the frame. Fabrizio Romano claims Cavani’s priority is to play in La Liga before retirement.

Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani Burnley v Man Utd February 2022

This could put previous suitors Atletico in the driving seat to snap him up for free.

South American teams such as River Plate have also made approaches. However, they are unlikely to convince Cavani to leave Europe this year.

Roy Keane makes James Garner admission

Meanwhile, Roy Keane thinks the future looks bright for United midfielder James Garner.

The academy graduate is enjoying a great season while on loan at Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

And he put on a solid display during Forest’s FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

While appearing on ITV Sport’s coverage of the match, Keane said: “He has got a good partnership with [Ryan] Yates going in the middle of midfield. I think they complement each other very well.

“He is very good technically and he likes to dictate the play, sits a little bit more than Yates.

“Tough game for him today, but this game is good for those young players to experience playing against these top players like Liverpool, it is a great way to learn.”

Keane also gave his view on a potential penalty for Forest…

READ MORE: Keane says Man Utd have a gem as he hints at James Garner impact; clear Forest penalty verdict

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