Football NewsMan United ‘eye swoop’ for Mauro Icardi should Barcelona target Edinson Cavani
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Manchester United has a contingency plan in place in case Edinson Cavani leaves next month, with the Red Devils reportedly lining up a swoop for Mauro Icardi.

Cavani’s future at Old Trafford has been a source of speculation, with the 34-year-old entering the final six months of his contract.

According to reports, the Premier League outfit are preparing a move for Paris Saint Germain striker Icardi should Cavani depart in the January transfer window.

The Italian publication claims Icardi is having a difficult time in Paris, with his game-time reduced following Lionel Messi’s arrival this summer.

Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are the first-choice front three at the Parc des Princes. Meaning Icardi has often been a substitute when the aforementioned trio are fit.

However, they add that United could face competition from Juventus. The Italian giants are also monitoring the 28-year-old’s situation.


As reported, Barcelona are interested in Cavani – with the Uruguayan keen on the move too but it all depends on interim manager Ralf Rangnick.