Man Utd boss Solskjaer confirms Edinson Cavani contract talks 'in near future' with striker's deal up at end of season

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has confirmed Manchester United will open talks with Edinson Cavani regarding a new contract 'in the near future'.

The Uruguayan striker, 34, joined United on a free transfer after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired.

Cavani signed a one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.

But after quickly becoming first choice centre-forward at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has confirmed he wants to tie Cavani down to a new deal.

The Man Utd boss revealed: "I can only say Edinson has done well.

"I've been impressed by him, he's really gelled in the group.

"We'll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans.

"It's a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players.

"And, with his contract situation at the moment, we're very pleased with what he's done."

Despite impressing at United since his move last summer – scoring seven times in 24 games – Cavani has already been linked with a move away.


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The ex-PSG striker has been tipped to join Marcos Rojo in Argentina at Boca Juniors.

But Mason Greenwood will be one hoping Cavani extends his stay in England.

Earlier this week, the whizkid revealed he was furthering his football education with Cavani in the team having first learned about the beautiful game from Brazil legend Ronaldo.

Greenwood told BT Sport: "Obviously [Cavani] doesn't speak the same language.

"But you can just tell, the way he plays the way he trains, you already know he is setting the example.

"You can either watch him, or don't pay attention. So I always pay attention, watch him, the way he finishes the way he does the runs and stuff.

"He does tell me, the runs to make in the box, he's probably scored 300 goals doing the same movement in the box over and over again.

"It's good to have him around the club and to watch and learn from him."

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