Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head in a summer battle to sign £54million striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan’s representatives were in London as they consider a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, where Cavani has become unsettled.
The 26-year-old has been a success in France but is uncomfortable playing in a wide role to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the central striker.

United manager David Moyes has Cavani on his shortlist but knows he will face competition from Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Both clubs want to bolster their strikeforce in the summer with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa and Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic also figuring prominently in their thinking.

United sounded out PSG last month but were told they would not sell Cavani in January.