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Man Utd chiefs convinced Cavani can have 'Zlatan effect'

Manchester United chiefs are upbeat about clinching an agreement with free agent Edinson Cavani.

The Sun says club insiders are convinced the Uruguay striker can have a similar impact on the club as cult hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Cavani, 33, was released by Paris Saint-Germain in June and is due in Manchester on Sunday ahead of agreeing a two-year contract worth about £200,000-a-week.

As long as he passes the medical there should be no problems finalising a deal because both parties are determined to make it happen.

Some fans are already voicing fears that the move will see the club plunge into a financial fiasco like the one that cost £66million in wages for flop Alexis Sanchez.

But sources insist the top brass view it more like the move that saw Ibrahimovic become a terrace idol.

Cavani's wages will be half the salary Sanchez was on — and he is said to be desperate to prove himself in England.

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