Manchester United offered Edinson Cavani?

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani

Manchester United are linked with another top striker as the transfer window draws closer and closer to being shut.

Following Wednesday's rumours that the Red Devils are set to launch a huge bid for Everton marksman Romelu Lukaku, Louis van Gaal's outfit are being linked with another top forward.

The agent of Edinson Cavani has contacted Manchester United over signing the £50m-rated Paris St-Germain striker also wanted by Arsenal, according to the Daily Star.

The paper also say that Cavani's current manager, Laurent Blanc, is close to signing a contract extension with Paris St-Germain which will shatter any hope of Manchester United replacing van Gaal with their ex-defender.

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic could be set for a surprise return to English football with a move to Aston Villa. The Serbian is out of contract after leaving Inter Milan and Villa boss Remi Garde wants his experience to bolster his side's fight against the drop.

The Daily Mail claim that Liverpool have rejected a Swansea enquiry for former midfielder Joe Allen, who opened the scoring in the Reds' 3-0 FA Cup replay win over Exeter on Wednesday night.

Alexandre Pato is close to joining Chelsea, with the Barclays Premier League club closing in on an £8million deal for the Corinthians striker. The Daily Express report that talks are ongoing for the 26-year-old, with an initial loan deal still an option.

Arsenal are primed to splash the cash on Switzerland international Granit Xhaka, according to the Daily Star. The Borussia Monchengladbach forward is expected to cost the Gunners up to £37million in the summer.

Finally, the daily Saido Berahino update. The wantaway West Brom striker is thought to prefer a move to Tottenham, though the Daily Mirror report that the Baggies would prefer to sell him to Newcastle in a £15million deal.