Darren Fletcher: Manchester United can’t allow this player to join Chelsea

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Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

Chelsea are in need of strikers to compete for the rest of the season, and the Blues see Uruguayan star Cavani as a key target.

Chelsea have submitted a bid for the Uruguay star, and Manchester United legend Darren Fletcher has warned his former side not to allow Cavani make the move to Chelsea.

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“It’s a road they didn’t want to go down because they’ve been down that road before but maybe needs must at this time,” Fletcher told BBC Five Live.

“Probably a striker as well, [they need to sign] Bruno Fernandes and a striker. It’s at that case in time.

“If Cavani is available, there’s talk of him going to Chelsea… Manchester United can’t allow Cavani to go to Chelsea.

“I’m not sure if he is, whether it’s Atletico Madrid [he’s moving to], but if he’s going to Chelsea there’s no way Manchester United can let that happen, they’ve got to make sure he comes to Old Trafford.

“If haggling over whatever the Bruno Fernandes deal is, it might mean us paying a little bit more, but they will see that tonight as well, Sporting Lisbon will see the desperation from Manchester United and it puts them in an even more powerful position to hold on to the player and get exactly what they want.”

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