Manchester United have been offered Eintracht Frankfurt striker, Andre Silva, as a replacement for Edinson Cavani this summer.
Cavani’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but United have the opportunity to extend it by another year.
However, Silva has been offered to the Premier League club by super-agent Jorge Mendes – who is “hoping to orchestrate the move with Frankfurt” in order to help the Bundesliga side raise funds to re-sign Luka Jovic from Real Madrid. Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still undecided about whether to extend Cavani’s stay at Old Trafford and the club have just three months to make their decision.
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Paper Round’s view: Well… this sounds like a messy deal. Manchester United have been offered a striker by an agent so Frankfurt can afford to permanently sign a different striker? It doesn’t make much sense.
There’s no doubting that Andre Silva has been on fire this season, with only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski outscoring the Portuguese forward in the Bundesliga. However, United need to sign a striker who fits their style and suits their squad – not just one that is offered to them by a super agent.
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata is the centre of a transfer battle in Italy as his contract rapidly approaches its expiration date at the end of the current campaign.
According to The Sun, Serie A sides Juventus, Inter Milan, and Roma are all interested in signing the Spaniard on a free transfer this summer.
Manchester United have the option to extend Mata’s contract by another year should they wish to – but the 32-year-old has been limited to just eight starts so far this season. Inter have “been showing the most interest so far”, while Mata is also hoping that Spanish clubs to make him an offer.