Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani will not leave the club this summer, despite being linked with a late move to Barcelona, Insidenaija reports.
Football transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano made the confirmation via a post on his verified Tweeter handle on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
According to him, “Edinson Cavani will not join Barcelona. He’s not leaving Manchester United in the final hours of the market, confirmed by all parties involved.”
Reports this morning (several outlets in Spain and Gerard Romero) suggested that Barcelona were in advanced talks to sign the Manchester United forward.
Romero were seemingly wrong with his report because fellow journalist Romano, who has an incredible track record with transfer stories, has heard that there will be no movement between Cavani and Barcelona.
Moreover, United got good news this week on Cavani because his call-up for the Uruguay squad was withdrawn. The 34-year-old was scheduled to join up with Oscar Tabarez’s side ahead of the upcoming round of World Cup qualifiers against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
This comes after Premier League clubs unanimously decided not to release players for international matches played in red-list countries in September.