Manchester United have been told Edinson Cavani is not happy at Old Trafford, with a return to South America being mooted by an agent.
Cavani has been heavily linked with a move away from United as the January transfer window approaches, with rumours that he isn’t happy with his current situation.
The Uruguay international signed a one-year extension with United last summer after impressing in his first season in the Premier League, having scored 17 goals from 39 appearances.
Cavani remained in England despite comments from his father suggesting he was eyeing up a move to Argentina with Boca Juniors.
But injuries, and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, mean the 34-year-old’s chances this season have been much more limited, with Cavani only making 12 appearances so far, scoring one goal in the process.
His lack of playing time has led to suggestions he could be on the move in January, with a number of South American clubs being linked, while Barcelona have been suggested as a potential destination, with the Catalan giants on the lookout for a new striker following Sergio Aguero’s retirement.
But South American agent Andre Cury – who was involved in the deal that saw Neymar make the move to Barcelona in 2013 – feels Cavani could be set for a move to Brazilian side Corinthians.
“He is unhappy at United. He’s a guy I already know a little about his history because we almost brought him to Palmeiras the other time,” Cury told Torcedores via Sport Witnes s.
“He’s a guy who owns a farm in Uruguay and likes to be close to home, so in that sense there might be some possibility.
“Now, obviously if he has an offer from Barcelona, he won’t come to Brazil.
“If he has no choice other than Barcelona or that level of a big club that plays in the Champions League, then I think there’s a chance for the deal [with Corinthians] to happen, yes.”
Recent reports have suggested Cavani could be tempted by a move to Barcelona, although it remains to be seen whether the Catalan club’s plans will change with Ferran Torres on the verge of completing his move from Manchester City.