Manchester United will face competition from three other clubs to sign Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani at the end of the season – according to reports.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to sign a striker in the upcoming transfer window and the club could opt to turn Odion Ighalo’s loan deal into a permanent move.

However, reports in Spain claim United are keeping their options open if they do not decide to sign the Nigerian international and Cavani is of interest.

AS believe United are one of the main parties who want to sign the Uruguayan striker on a free transfer when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the current campaign.

The Reds will reportedly face competition from Argentinian sides Boca Juniors and Atletico Madrid as well as Serie A giants Inter Milan.

M.E.N. Sport reported back in January that Cavani was open to a move to United in the January transfer window but PSG demanded a fee of £25million to complete the deal.

Elsewhere, reports in Italy suggest United have received an offer from Premier League rivals Arsenal for defender Chris Smalling.

The former England international has impressed during his loan spell with Roma this season and the Italian side are believed to want to keep him in Italy permanently.

Corriere dello Sport claim Roma will face competition from the Gunners who have asked for more information on Smalling’s availability.

The publication claims Roma would only be able to sanction another loan move as they don’t have the funds for a permanent transfer which could hand Arsenal the advantage in the race for his signature.