Man Utd might replace Van Persie with star striker but could lose Di Maria in return

Nikhil Deshpande / 13 July 2015

Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani, is reported Louis van Gaal’s Number one choice to replace the gap left over by the departure of Radamel Falcao and Dutch striker Robin van Persie, who will complete his move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce on Monday.

The downside of this deal could see Ángel Di María going the other way to the Paris side as the French club want the Argentinian and Van Gaal is considering allowing him to go.

The departure of Van Persie, who should be unveiled at Fenerbahce’s stadium on Monday, leaves Wayne Rooney as the only recognised striker at Old Trafford. PSG’s Cavani has been a long-term target for United’s manager who is strengthening his squad in the current transfer window.

After Bastian Schweinsteiger and Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin already wrapped on each part of the squad seem in place including the signing of Italian right-back Matteo Darmian already on-board along with Van Gaal’s first close-season acquisition Memphis Depay.

Edison Cavani’s signing seems like Van Gaal’s strategy of adding elite players in his bid to hit the ground running when the new campaign commences. Di María had an uneven first season at United following his British record £59.7m arrival last summer. Van Gaal is open to letting the winger leave if he can be a makeweight in acquiring Cavani.

If Cavani and one central defender could be added to the squad then manager Van Gaal’s only concern could be De Gea’s contract issue or signing a player for the goalkeeper position in case he leaves for Real Madrid. Víctor Valdés, who is already at United, is one option

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