Boca chief Riquelme intervenes as Cavani, Man Utd exit nudges closer

Edinson Cavani, Man Utd warm up

Edinson Cavani is reportedly inching ever closer to signing for Boca Juniors after holding talks with the Argentine club’s well-known president Juan Roman Riquelme.

Cavani signed a one-year deal with United in October to address the club’s deadline-day need for a striker.

The contract featured a one-year extension clause, which looked a feasible option earlier in the season.

However, fresh doubt has emerged over whether Cavani will be at Old Trafford next season. His father has said that there is a “60 per cent chance” that the 34-year-old will return to South America with Boca.

Those claims have gathered pace amid reports a former United star wants to link up with Cavani at Boca.

Indeed, for all intents and purposes, it seems Cavani’s stay at Old Trafford will be brief.

And now reports from South America has stated that Cavani’s transfer to Boca has taken a significant step forward.

Argentine outlet Infobae claims Boca president Riquelme has held personal talks with Cavani over the move. They state la Xeneize ‘dream’ of securing Cavani’s signing and hope to reach an agreement before too long.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims no decision has been made about Edison Cavani's future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani is 'very proud' to play for Manchester United and insists no decision has been made over his future, despite the striker's father claiming that he 'does not feel comfortable' at Old Trafford.

Cavani will need to take a significant wage cut to make the move a reality. However, that it seen as the major obstacle with Cavani and Boca both keen to see the deal over the line.

Infobae also report another advantage in Boca’s favour too. That’s amid the news that their Colombian midfielder Jorman Campuzano is on the brink of securing Argentinian citzenship. That will free up a place in their squad for Uruguyan Cavani to take the vacant ‘foreigner place’. 

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Solskjaer coy over Cavani future

Speaking more recently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to comment on Cavani’s future. However, he insisted that he has seen no problems with the Uruguay international’s commitment.

He said: “Well, Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit.

“From my bad Portuguese and his better English he is very proud to play for Man Utd. A decision hasn’t been made – we are just working on getting him back.”

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