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Man Utd to sign Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri

Manchester United are signing free agent Edinson Cavani with the player flying in for final talks, it is reported.

The news was first broken by the Spanish branch of ESPN and has now been confirmed by other sources.

Cavani, 33, has been searching for a new club all summer, but his €10m-per-year salary demands have made it difficult.

Benfica were very close to signing him and Atletico Madrid have been keen, but would need to sell Diego Costa first.

United, who considered both Cavani and Luka Jovic in recent days, reached an agreement with Cavani’s camp on Saturday.

Cavani will most likely sign for one year with the option of the second season.

Pellestri to follow?

Cavani’s compatriot and one of Uruguay’s hottest talents, Facundo Pellistri, is also reportedly heading to Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old winger has been in very advanced talks to join French side Lyon.

But reports from his homeland and France indicate that United have now triggered his €10m release clause.

The 18-year-old plays for Penarol and is an explosive winger with pace and great dribbling skills.

Pellistri will undergo a medical in Montevideo today ahead of his move to United.



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