Andre Silva reacts to speculation that he would replace Edinson Cavani in Manchester United

Andre Silva has shrugged off the rumors that he may be about to join Manchester United, but he is flattered by the talk and feels that the reports that bind him to a big-money transfer are a positive indication that he must do well with Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Portugal striker put pen to paper on a permanent three-year with Eintracht Frankfurt in September 2020 after impressing while on loan from AC Milan, where he had badly struggled to live up to expectations.

So far this season, only Robert Lewandowski (28) has scored more goals than Silva (19) in the Bundesliga and the forward’s barnstorming form has reportedly caught the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including United and Atletico Madrid.

According to The Sun, Silva’s agent, Jorge Mendes, will look to secure his client a summer switch to Old Trafford as a potential long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani if the Red Devils opt against renewing the veteran Uruguayan’s contract.

But Silva plays down the transfer speculation, he said: ‘I’ve heard rumors, but that is it. Rumors are rumors,’ Silva told Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

‘At the end of this season, it’s something that gives me more motivation to work. ‘It’s a sign that what I have accomplished has borne fruit and the path has been good.’

Silva also said: ‘Around 105 million? ‘I’m kidding. I think I heard 30 million and something somewhere… when we sell our merchandise we always increase the value a little bit [laughs].

‘Things are as they are and, whatever happens around us and the most important thing is to look at me and what I can do.’

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