Edinson Cavani is unsure about his Manchester United future (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Manchester United will offer Edinson Cavani a 25% payrise on his salary in order to persuade the striker to spend another 12 months at the club.
The Uruguayan signed an initial one-year deal when he signed on a free transfer last summer from Paris Saint-Germain.
United included an option for a further 12 months in Cavani’s contract but it requires both sides to agree to the extension and the veteran striker is unsure if he wants to stay at Old Trafford.
While Cavani has settled in the north-west, the pandemic has left him isolated from his family and he has an offer on the table from Boca Juniors, where he would be within a two-hour flight of loved ones.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for Cavani to stay and the 34-year-old took his tally for the season to 14 on Thursday with a fine effort against Roma, as United booked their spot in the Europa League final.
Solskjaer is desperate to keep Cavani (Photo by Jon Super – Pool/Getty Images)
The Norwegian hinted before that game that Cavani had given the club encouragement that he’s minded to stay at Old Trafford and the Sun claim United will push the boat out by offering him a payrise.
Cavani currently earns around £200,000-a-week at the Theatre of Dreams, which was a dramatic reduction on the salary he earned in Paris.
United will seek to bridge that gap by offering Cavani a new deal worth around £250,000-a-week and they hope that will be enough to convince the veteran to stay.
Cavani is not expected to start against Aston Villa this afternoon, given the short turnaround after the defeat against Roma on Thursday.
United face Villa, Leicester and Liverpool in the next six days and Solskjaer insists he will make numerous changes throughout in order to accommodate the hectic schedule.