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Wenger ‘Determined’ To Sign World Class Hitman As Boss Eyes £50m Bid
Reports this morning are claiming that Arsenal are ready to table a £50m bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
Arsene Wenger looks set to bring in another forward during the closing stages of the transfer window as fears grow that Olivier Giroud will be ruled out until the new year after suffering a broken ankle against Everton on Saturday.
Several names have been touted around as potential targets but the Express are citing reports coming out of France that claim Arsene Wenger is ‘determined’ to sign Cavani before the window closes next week.
The Uruguayan international has been tipped to leave PSG all summer after making it clear he wasn’t happy playing out with to accommodate for Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle.
More recently it’s been reported that Cavani would stay another year at the Parc des Princes but the Express states that the opportunity to join Arsenal may be ‘too good to turn down’ for the 27-year-old and Arsene is ready to make a £50m formal bid for his services.
Obviously PSG aren’t going to sell without having a replacement in mind and the newspaper suggests that Laurent Blanc may be open to the idea of cashing-in on Cavani to help fund a shock move for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. With the European champions linked with Radamel Falcao, we could see a scenario where Cavani joins Arsenal, PSG sign Benzema and Madrid sign Falcao.
That would obviously work out very well for us as Cavani would be a sensational signing, but that’s a lot of big-money transfers to get done in a short space of time, so they are highly unlikely to come off. Perhaps we should make it easier and just go for Falcao ourselves?