Paper Talk: Cavani to Man Utd, Pedro to leave Chelsea?

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2016 8:03

Edinson Cavani

Manchester United are reported to be considering a bid for Edinson Cavani, while Pedro is apparently looking to leave Chelsea.


Manchester United are contemplating an official bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, according to ESPN, with the Uruguay striker apparently ‘extremely keen’ on a move to Old Trafford.

Cavani’s representatives initiated the contact with United, it is said, and there is an increasing feeling at the club that the 28-year-old could provide a solution to their striking problems.

United apparently considered a move for Cavani in 2013 when David Moyes was in charge, but PSG have previously been reluctant to sell. However, they could be open to removing him from their wage bill to help finance their own transfer business in the summer.


Pedro is looking for a way out of Chelsea after just five months at the club, claim the Daily Star.

Pedro has scored only three goals in 24 games for the Blues since his summer move from Barcelona and was hauled off at half-time by Guus Hiddink in the recent draw against West Brom before again being substituted against Everton last weekend.

Hiddink is not keen to lose the 28-year-old in this transfer window, it is said, but Chelsea are apparently willing to let him leave at the end of the season, with Valencia and Villarreal possible destinations.

The Blues, meanwhile, are widely reported to have agreed terms with Alexandre Pato on a three-year contract, worth about £35,000 a week after tax according to The Times. They now need to inalise a deal with Corinthians.


Aston Villa are in talks with Nemanja Vidic about a shock return to the Premier League (The Sun/Daily Mail)

Victor Valdes has has been offered an escape route from Manchester United with Standard Liege ready to take the goalkeeper on loan until the end of the season (The Independent/Daily Mail/The Sun)

West Ham United are confident of completing a loan deal for Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike to ease the club’s striker crisis (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea did not secure a sell-on clause when negotiating Romelu Lukaku’s move to Everton two years ago (The Times)

Liverpool have rejected Swansea City’s offer to re-sign Joe Allen (Daily Mail)

Swansea are considering a move for Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez and are weighing up another effort to sign Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, who was also interesting Newcastle United (The Times)

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is wanted by Crystal Palace and Newcastle United (Daily Mail)

Sunderland offered money and Fabio Borini and/or Jordi Gomez for Swansea’s Andre Ayew (Daily Mail)

Sunderland have ended their interest in Lorient centre-half Lamine Kone for a second time (The Times)

Watford remain keen on Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez and are also keeping tabs on Andros Townsend’s potential departure from Tottenham (Daily Mail)

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is demanding £30million for Saido Berahino (The Sun)

Southampton are on the trail of Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi (Daily Star)

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam is a loan target for Wolves and Brighton (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Middlesbrough have offered £9million plus striker Kike for Fulham forward Ross McCormack (Daily Mail)

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