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Edinson Cavani ‘signs new Man Utd contract worth £250k a week’ as Solskjaer begs striker to stay another season

EDINSON CAVANI has signed a new, £250,000-a-week contract to extend his stay at Manchester United, according to reports.

The Uruguayan striker, 34, signed a one-year deal worth £200,000 a week after arriving as a free agent last summer.

Ever since, speculation has been rife that Cavani could head to South America, with Boca Juniors strongly linked with the ex-Paris Saint-Germain superstar.

But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed Cavani has 'officially' signed a new £250,000-a-week contract – just days after SunSport exclusively revealed he was in line for a £2.5million-a-year pay boost.

Romano tweeted: "Edinson Cavani has signed his contract extension with Manchester United, here we go.

"The agreement has been completed, Cavani has accepted to stay after Man Utd board and Solskjaer were pushing to keep him.

"Confirmed and done deal."

United already had the option to trigger a one-year extension on Cavani's original deal, on the provision the player also agreed to stay.

Cavani has been in sensationally strong form in recent weeks, scoring five goals in his last three games – and eight in his last seven – including four strikes in the Europa League semi-final win over Roma.

His influence on youngster Mason Greenwood has also been plain to see, with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thrilled with their partnership.

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Greenwood recently praised Cavani, telling MUTV: "You know what he's going to do but you can’t seem to stop him.

"He’s still scoring goals, it was exactly the same against Roma.

"It’s nice to watch there on the bench, to watch his movement when he scores.

“It’s his movement, everyone knows he can do it but they can’t stop it.

"I’m sure we’re all learning off him, me, Rashy, all the attackers and all the young lads are looking up to him.

"It’s good to have him there.”

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