Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani in talks with this Italian club

Edinson Cavani
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Former Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani looks set to make a return to Italian football after previously eyeing a ‘move to Spain.’

According to Sky Sports Italia, newly-promoted Serie A club Monza are interested in signing Edinson Cavani and are already in talks with his representatives.

Having just been promoted from Serie B, the Italian club are lacking in top-level experience and would benefit enormously from a man with over 100 Serie A goals for Napoli and Palermo.

There is also interest in Edinson Cavani from another Italian club Salernitana, who finished 17th in the Italian Serie A last season.

Speaking to Corriere, the president of Salernitana said he would love ‘love to sign Cavani’ and that he would be a ‘wonderful gift to the city.’

Cavani struggled to nail down a place last season at Manchester United following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored just two goals in 15 games for the Red Devils last season.

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani has previously revealed he would not have stayed at Manchester United if he had known Cristiano Ronaldo was returning to the club.

Cavani also lost his no.7 shirt to Ronaldo following the transfer.

Speaking to ESPN Brazil, Cavani said: “At the moment it happened, I thought it was good that Manchester signed Cristiano.

“Knowing a little about the world of football today, the first thing I did was call my brother and say, ‘Fernando, if this had happened a week ago, I would have asked you to sign with another club’.

“‘It was more about understanding the situation. There are a lot of things in football today that are different from how they were with other coaches, how it was before, years ago.”