Man Utd transfer round-up as Leicester star targeted and Cavani makes decision

Manchester United are expected to strengthen in the summer transfer window – but much could depend on the fallout from plans for a European Super League.

United are one of the six Premier League clubs involved in the controversial plans to form a breakaway league, which have been widely condemned since being announced on Sunday night.

UEFA and the Premier League have threatened to ban teams competing in a breakaway league from playing in their competitions – and that could have implications for their transfer plans.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add a centre-half, a striker and a winger to his squad.

There's news on a potential centre-half target below, while striker Edinson Cavani has reportedly informed the club of his decision which could impact on their recruitment plans.

United want Leicester star

United are keen on Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, according to Foot Mercato.

The publication claims the Red Devils are keen to pair the 20-year-old with Harry Maguire, who they signed from the Foxes in 2019.

But to land Fofana they would have to match the £80million they paid Leicester for Maguire.

And that appears unlikely given the ongoing financial implications of the pandemic.

Fee set for Lingard move

Jesse Lingard will reportedly snub interest from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham to make a permanent move to West Ham this summer.

The 28-year-old has revitalised his career since joining the Hammers on loan in the January transfer window, directly contributing to 13 goals in 10 games.

And United will rake in £21.5m by selling Lingard to David Moyes' side, according to football journalist Pedro Almeida, via Hammers News.

Cavani tells United he wants out

Edinson Cavani has informed Manchester United chiefs he will be leaving this summer, according to multiple reports in South America.

The Uruguayan striker has been in scintillating form recently with three goals in as many outings, despite his father claiming last month he is unhappy and would like to move nearer his family.

Uruguayan television channel Punto Penal reports that Cavani has his heart set on putting European football behind him.

Argentine outlet Doble Amarilla claims Cavani informed the Red Devils hierarchy of his intention to leave for South America at the end of the season after the 3-1 win over Burnley on Sunday.

Boca Juniors are still in pole position to sign the veteran striker and Argentine publication TyC Sports claims the club are reserving their No.7 and No.9 jerseys – Cavani's favourite shirt numbers – ahead of his arrival this summer.

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