Confirmed: Arsenal Hold Talks With £40m Striker

By on August 8, 2014

Some very interesting news has been circulating over the past 24 hours with the agent of Edinson Cavani claiming that Arsenal and Liverpool have put forward proposals to the Uruguayan striker.

Cavani only joined PSG from Napoli last summer in a £53m deal but he’s been tipped to leave the Parc des Princes this summer after growing increasingly frustrated at having to play out wide to accommodate for Zlatan Ibrahimovic though the middle.

Obviously a number of top European clubs have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old over the past few months but it seems Arsenal are among the clubs who have made contact about his availability.

Cavani’s agent, Claudio Annelluci, has confirmed to South American newspaper El Telegrafo that there has been plenty of interest shown in his client over the past six months and revealed that Arsenal are one of the clubs who’ve held talks with the striker to put forward their proposal.

Annelluci goes on to admit that Cavani would love to play in England, but no decision has been made over the players future.

“There was much interest in the player during the past six months. I can confirm that Cavani has heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal,” he said.

“He would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision. He is not interested in money and fame, he just wants to be happy playing football.”

source: Mirror.

Chelsea and Manchester United have also been strongly linked with Cavani this summer, with reports just last month suggesting that the Blues had been quoted £40m by PSG, so it’s not just Liverpool who we’d have to battle to land the Uruguayan hitman.

Clearly Cavani would be a sensational purchase if we could somehow pull it off, but I really don’t see it happening unfortunately. Annelluci doesn’t state exactly when we held talks and I’m willing to bet good money it was before we signed Alexis Sanchez.

Now we’ve signed the Chilean attacker, I don’t think Arsene is going to spend big on another forward player this summer. The priority is a defensive midfielder and a centre-back to replace Vermaelen, so as exciting as Cavani sounds and it is good to know we were ambitious enough to go for a player of his caliber, I’m not getting my hopes up that he’ll be heading to the Emirates any time soon.


  1. Lenford

    August 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    That’s nyc we won’t khedira to arsenal

  2. abdullahi ibrahim

    August 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    arsenal need gud striker dm difend

  3. Tamerat abate

    August 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    We need the best striker pluss khedira

  4. Musanvu Dominic K

    August 9, 2014 at 5:27 am

    We need A Defecive Middle Filder As Our Fist Priorit To Fill De Cup Left By T.V Be4 Any Other Choice. Long Leav The Gunners.

  5. chriszh Omollo

    August 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

    we are only lacking agood finisher now. dats all

  6. obi japan

    August 9, 2014 at 8:02 am

    arsene wenger please sell GURIOUD and buy edison cavani….with a good bm

  7. eddie

    August 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

    carvani is a good idea. we need a striker to uplift our scoring ability. we need the goals wenger buddy

  8. Umar Aliyu

    August 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Arsenal big club in english

  9. Kidega Franco

    August 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

    It Not Gud To See The Face Of Giroud At Emirates Sell Him To Play In African Legue

    • SAMUEL

      August 9, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Wenger try and bring striker 2 Arsenal plz dat’s wht we need 4 nw

  10. Muhammad shamsuddeen

    August 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Arsenal needs to buy a good striker and defensive midfilder if they want challenge the trophy this seasone. Giriou is not good at all.

  11. kes

    August 11, 2014 at 4:03 am

    giroud is a very good striker just not world class, selling him and buying cavani makes no sense. cavani didnt impress at all during the world cup so i have no idea why he is worth that much. id rather we bid 40m for marco reus who looks to become better than cavani.

  12. saidi

    August 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    surely…arsenal needs a prolific striker before the window closes

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