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Marcos Rojo Claims Edinson Cavani is Keen on Boca Juniors Switch as Manchester United Contract Talks Stall

Edinson Cavani is still making a decision on his Manchester United future
Edinson Cavani is still making a decision on his Manchester United future / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Former Manchester United defender Marco Rojo has claimed that Edinson Cavani is "very interested" in making a switch to Boca Juniors at the end of the current season.

Cavani's future at Old Trafford has been a subject of much discussion of late, with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting he contract extension talks have currently stalled with the Uruguayan.

Cavani's father Luis said in March that striker is increasingly likely to return to South America in the summer, and Rojo has admitted the 34-year-old could end up at Boca. Speaking to ESPN Argentina, he said: "I talk a lot with Cavani. We were together for about four or five months in Manchester but he’s a great person and we have a good relationship."

Rojo added, "When I came here he asked how I was doing, if I was having a good time, because he saw everything I went through in England. It’s important that great players, the size of Cavani, who is a historical player from Uruguay and who played in very great teams, say they want to come and play at Boca. I think he speaks very well of the club and Argentine football."

"When I told him that there was the possibility of coming to Boca, he told me that he had also spoken with Roman [Riquelme] and that he liked the option very much, that he would be interested in the future. He has to make that decision with his family."

Solskjaer, meanwhile, has revealed that Cavani remains "undecided over his future", but insisted that the club is doing all they can to extend his deal for another year.

Cavani has been a valuable player for United this season, scoring seven goals and providing two assists in 28 appearances.