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Solskjaer offers an update on Cavani’s future at Manchester United

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Doubts have been creeping in over the future of Cavani, who could leave Old Trafford in the summer as a free agent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced talks are underway between Manchester United and Edinson Cavani over a contract extension.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has made a decent start to his Red Devils career, having supplied six goals and two assists in the Premier League. His skill and experience have proved a useful aid for Solskjaer’s squad.

United can keep Cavani for next season by extending his contract by another 12 months if both the club and player can agree terms.

“We’re speaking to Eddy,” said Solskjaer as per Goal. “Edinson is a top striker and whatever he decides to do, let’s see. We’re in good dialogue with him.

“We want a competitive squad and we need someone up there to score the goals for us.

“So we’re looking at it.”

There have been doubts lingering over Cavani’s future, though. The 34-year-old’s father, Luis Cavani, recently claimed he isn’t happy at Old Trafford and there is a “60% chance that Edinson will come to South America”.

He even claimed a move to Argentinian club Boca Juniors could be the Uruguayan’s next destination.

Although Cavani himself has insisted he is “proud” to represent United on social media.