The Uruguayan striker, whose representatives initiated the contact with Man United, is reportedly ‘extremely keen’ on a move to Old Trafford.
Cavani has scored 69 goals in 120 games since moving to PSG in 2013 and United are increasingly of the opinion that he could solve the team’s struggles in front of goal this term.
United have long held an interest in Cavani, with then-manager David Moyes watching the striker a number of times in 2013.
The forward is unhappy with a role on the left hand side at PSG in order to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the middle.
United’s problems up top have been well documented this term and Cavani would add an extra dimension to Louis van Gaal’s side. It is notoriously difficult to buy quality in the January transfer window and, if Cavani really is keen on United, they would be wise to explore the possibility as it is unlikely that a player of similar quality will become available this month.