Manchester United “cannot afford to let Edinson Cavani head to Chelsea ”, says Darren Fletcher, with the Red Devils additionally urged to pay whatever it takes to get a deal for Bruno Fernandes over the line.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is nevertheless to get any additions on board throughout the January transfer window.
That is considered to be hindering his efforts, with additional holes being picked within the Red Devils squad on the back of a unsatisfying 2-0 home defeat to Burnley .
United are linked with lots of players, however getting agreements pushed through is proving troublesome as asking prices get forced up by reluctant sellers.
Fletcher concedes that Portugal international midfielder Fernandes could end up costing a bit over the Red Devils had been hoping to pay.
The Scotsman is, however, of the opinion that an underperforming side are currently in a “needs must” situation.
With that in mind, United have additionally been suggested to consider joining the race for Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani, with there no means that a side that has lost Marcus Rashford to injury will allow a proved performer to link up with a Premier League rival if a move to England is made.
Former Red Devils midfielder Fletcher told
Radio five live on the achievement struggles being endured at old Trafford: “It’s a road they didn’t wish to go down because they’ve been down it before but it may be needs must at this time.
“Probably a striker as well – Bruno Fernandes and a striker.
“If Cavani is out there, and there’s talk of him going to Chelsea, Manchester United cannot afford to let Cavani head to Chelsea.
“I’m undecided if he’s, whether or not it’s Atletico Madrid , however if it’s Chelsea then there’s no means Manchester United will let that happen. they need to make sure he comes to old Trafford.
“Haggling over regardless of the Bruno Fernandes deal is would possibly mean us paying a little bit additional.
“ Sporting will see the desperation from Manchester United and that can place them in a more powerful position to keep hold of the player and acquire exactly what they want.”
The Fernandes saga has become an unwelcome distraction for United, as a move has currently been mooted for a few time , whereas Cavani could slip out of their reach because it is known that the Uruguayan is favouring a switch to La Liga giants Atletico .