Edinson Cavani 'holds talks with Man Utd chiefs to reiterate desire to LEAVE club amid Boca Juniors transfer links'

BOCA JUNIORS are a step closer to snapping up Edinson Cavani with the striker reportedly maintaining his desire to leave Europe.

The 34-year-old has hit ten goals in his first and possibly only campaign at Old Trafford, ahead of his contract expiring in June.

Last month, SunSport revealed his desire to hold talks with the club and thrash out his future.

And rumblings of discontent have refused to go away with Cavani's father asserting that he wants to depart Manchester.

According to Argentine outlet Depo, the player recently sat down with United and reiterated his plan to move on.

A return to South America is said to be Cavani's wish, to bring him closer to his family.

Clubs in Brazil are reportedly monitoring the situation but the striker has already chosen his next destination.

Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors have been linked with a deal and discussions with the club are described as positive.

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Vice-president and former midfield star Juan Roman Riquelme was reportedly told by Cavani that he would sign for Boca if serious about moving back to his home continent.

However, Uruguay national team boss Oscar Tabarez has told the forward to remain in European football for the best World Cup preparation.

United face old rivals Leeds on Sunday with Cavani hoping to be back in the XI.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the former Napoli hero earlier this month and opened up on his contract situation.

He said: "For a new lad who doesn’t speak English and not having his family over here, of course [returning to South America] is in the back of his head.

“If he decides it’s just the season then we’d be very happy to have had him here.

"We’ve had up front and honest meetings. It’s no secret we want to keep him. I don’t think it’s any secret too that this has been a difficult year for everyone.

"With the pandemic it’s not been possible to have friends over, family over without quarantine. You can’t travel.

"He’s not been able to experience the fantastic culture in Manchester and in and around in England, and he is contemplating and thinking hard and long about what he wants to do and I understand.

"He knows what we want; I want him in Old Trafford when it’s full, Stretford End scoring a diving header like today. There’s no better feeling, so let’s wait and see."

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