Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has not decided where he will play next season despite his father hinting the striker will leave the Premier League in the summer to play for Boca Juniors, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.
Luis Cavani, the father of the Uruguay striker, told Argentina's TyC Sports that his son had a "60% chance of joining a South American club" and would be inclined to play for Boca Juniors.
Sources close to Cavani told ESPN that he is focusing on the rest of the campaign before making a decision, and speaking at a news conference ahead of Thursday's Europa League round-of-16 first-leg tie at home to AC Milan, Solskjaer confirmed: "From my bad Portuguese and his better English he is very proud to play for Man United and he's always going to give his best. A decision hasn't been made.
"As we've said he's made a great contribution so far, we're just working on getting him back on the pitch and fit and we'll convince him when the weather in Manchester improves.
"He knows we're very fond of what he's given to the club even though he's probably played less games than he probably wanted to."
After his father's interview on Tuesday, Cavani posted a picture on Instagram of him celebrating a goal for United alongside a message in Spanish saying that he is "proud" to wear those colours.
United and Cavani have an option to add an additional year in the deal signed last October. If United decided to not execute the option, the club will have to pay him a €2 million release clause.
Sources told ESPN last week that United are keen to wait until Cavani has recovered from injury before making a decision about his future.
According to sources, Cavani's plan is to stay in Europe next season to compete in the top leagues ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Cavani, 34, was upset after he was sanctioned by the FA with a three-game suspension earlier this season for using a racial term in a social media post since he considered the expression in Spanish -- 'Negrito' -- to be a word used in an affectionate way in his country.
His father confirmed Cavani's feelings and that his son was unhappy with the treatment he received from the English football authorities. "That he was suspended for three games is nonsense," Luis Cavani said. "Here we always use that word. We are not racists. Part of that is weighing on his decision."
Cavani is a major doubt for United's clash with Milan at Old Trafford after missing the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday. Marcus Rashford is also set to miss out after suffering an ankle injury at the Etihad Stadium and could yet miss West Ham's visit on Sunday.