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Transfer Talk: Manchester United Line Up Edinson Cavani?

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Edinson Cavani has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City and now that the football has taken a back seat, as the tennis and cricket dominates the sport sections, the Uruguayan has a new club "interested" in him.

Manchester United have probably scouted Cavani but it seems odd they should spend a vast portion of their budget on a striker when other areas of the squad need to be addressed.

Alan Nixon writes United "are making a record-breaking £50million move" for the 26-year-old Napoli goalscorer. Something's afoot as we speak, Watson.

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Cavani has a £54 million buy-out clause with Napoli

The back page splash comes a day after Luis Suárez to Manchester City was touted by the same paper as well...

Barcelona will try to sign Wayne Rooney if United do decide to sell the striker, with there still no word on his future six weeks on from Sir Alex Ferguson's claim the forward had requested to leave the club again.

Providing Rooney can live without playing in his preferred position (his gripe at United) he fits the bill for Barça. Talented and tireless, he could prove the ideal replacement for the outgoing David Villa on the wing, offering a reliable balance between attack and defence.

Manchester City are about to discover the perils of only recently hitting the mainstream again, with Isco apparently set to join Real Madrid from Málaga, according to the Guardian.

The outstanding player at the Under-21 European Championship, the Manuel Pellegrini factor might be trumped by the Madrid motive for the 21-year-old, who would have offered City a more incisive option in attack than the mercurial and miserable Samir Nasri.

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Isco don't wanna go (to City)

The Express say Shakhtar Donetsk striker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is no closer to joining Liverpool after his club rubbished reports the Reds were preparing a bid for the Armenian.

Quite how they can be that confident to scotch said reports when Liverpool are interested and might still bid for him remains unanswered.

It's been a while since Paolo di Canio bored us all with his bad jumpers, me me me celebrations and contradictory political remarks, but he is set to go up in many a fan's estimation if he sells Lee Cattermole.

On the downside for Mackems, he is also preparing to offload Stéphane Sessègnon, according to the Mirror.

The Star claim Birmingham City have accepted two £2m bids for England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond from Norwich and Swansea City.

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Redmond has impressed at St Andrew's

In Italy, AC Milan have received offers for Riccardo Montolivo but say the Azzurri international is not for sale (they are always for sale).

Marouane Fellaini wants £100,000 a week if he is to join Arsenal, shriek the Mail. The Belgian has a £24m buy-out clause at Everton.

And the Sun say Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama's agents want Southampton to pay them £1m as part of his £12m move to the south coast club. The wannabe Jorge Mendes's.

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