Manchester United are said to be ready to continue their extensive summer recruitment drive by making a double £75m swoop for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, according to the Daily Express.
Following a £150m blowout last summer, Louis van Gaal has followed up by spending around £80m so far during the current window on the likes of Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneilderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
But despite the influx of new faces, a striker and a new centre-back remain high on the manager’s wish list.
With Robin van Persie set to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce, there will be a space to fill up front for the Dutchman as Wayne Rooney and James Wilson remain his only two out-and-out goal scorers.
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller was linked with the club earlier in the summer, while Karim Benzema and Harry Kane are not for sale, meaning Cavani has shot up the list to become van Gaal’s first choice.
Meanwhile, Otamendi has been on United’s radar for some time now, and the two clubs have apparently already met to discuss initial terms.
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