Arsenal ‘Have Made €63.5m Striker Bid’ – Reports In Spain

By on August 14, 2014

According to Spanish outlet AS, Arsenal have made a €63.5m bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani which should be enough to persuade the French outfit to sell.

Cavani had been tipped to leave PSG this summer after complaining about having to play out on the wing and the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd were all linked with a move at one point or another.

The striker appeared to commit his future to the Parc des Princes earlier this month after stating that he was now content at the club following talks with boss Laurent Blanc.

However, that doesn’t appear to have damped our interest in the Uruguayan as following days of rumours, AS claim today we have now tabled a €63.5m (£51m) offer.

The Spanish newspaper then state that the bid will be accepted by PSG – citing the Metro as their source – as the French champions want to raise funds to help finance their move for Angel Di Maria.

It’s not clear whether AS are using the Metro as their source for the entire story, or just that they expect PSG to sell, but either way I have some serious doubts over the validity of the report.

We’ve already spent big money on Alexis Sanchez and Arsene has not only put on record that he plans to eventually use the Chilean through the middle, while the boss has also confirmed that he’s now only in the market for a defensive-minded player.

Therefore, even though Arsene is a huge fan of Cavani, there is very little chance he’d be looking to spend over £50m on another striker right now.

The priority is to bring in a defensive midfielder who can also play at centre-back, so as much as we’d all love to believe that Cavani could be heading to the Emirates this summer, I wouldn’t be rushing out to get his name printed on your shirt just yet.


  1. P

    August 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    But why… Giroud just got extension and Wenger has been trusting Sanogo, giving him more playing time after last season and he has had a decent form recently, he actually plays pretty well disturbing the defense and he’s very strong also. Don’t forget about Campbell and ofcourse Sanchez who can fill that position.

    Why the F would Wenger spend £51mil on a old striker who’s even slower than Giroud and didn’t have a very good World Cup either.

    • fer

      August 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      its Incredible how people dont see any football outside their countries…come on, Cavani its a great striker, hes not slow and its even younger than giroud…try to watch more football.

  2. Smnnr

    August 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    AS should change their name to BS. I don’t believe this for a second.

  3. leon

    August 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    wenger has finally realised wot players cost all the other teams pay it we do need another striker a world class 1 a deadly striker also deffinatly need defensive player a strong one with a good injury past rather have the defensive player i must say tho as its goals againts wot looses you games

  4. polo

    August 14, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    citing metro as there source.. haha do me a favour there about as reliable as caughtoffside.com. as always total bs…should be shut down permanently..

  5. NOBBY

    August 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    if you read the “Just Arsenal” comment from Saturday 9th August. Counting the sell on from Cescs move and Velas money, along with Verminators and Djourou, Arsene has only spent £21.5 mill, so there should still be plenty to buy Cavani, a CB and Dmf.

  6. bs

    August 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    why is a newspaper in spain reporting on a story based in england and france, that alone makes it completely unreliable.

  7. bwarna

    August 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Complete nonsense. Stop assisting all the losers out there making up stories

  8. Olaitan

    August 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Just 2 days to the marathon league with priority position(CD & DMF) of the team yet to be solved, some junk tabloid is talking of a ‘ LUXURY BUY ‘ , cavani. This is make-up story.

  9. Olaitan b.l.

    August 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Wenger always saves his joker for the last, i’m watching and waiting patiently.

  10. Naib

    August 14, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    edson cavani he is good streaker viva gunners

  11. salis mohammad

    August 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    wenger try and sign monolas, cavani and khadira these are the players we need to see at arsenal

  12. leon

    August 14, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    he always pulls somin outa the bag look at ozil no1 had a clue about him lol hell get the 2more we need comon gooners

  13. Gab

    August 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Is untrue story. Wenger will never pay such money on one player.

  14. Akinyelure Opeyemi

    August 15, 2014 at 12:42 am

    If Wenger wish to sign Cavani, I think his right but I don’t know how true about the rumour… Because, our Team is found of getting Injuries during the Mid of the Season, we still have plenty of Money to spend, he sold our Captain, and Cesc balance also…. Sign Cavani, ̷̸̷̥̐ ∕̴Ɩ ̷̐ Centre Defender and ̷̸̷̥̐ ∕̴Ɩ ̷̐ Holding Mid fielder… Is ̷̸̷̥̐ ∕̴Ɩ ̷̐ very long season, which we all knows that. I hate Wenger giving excuses when we Lost to the Big Teams season after Season… Gunners 4life…!!!!!

  15. eyob

    August 15, 2014 at 1:59 am

    63.5 are you serious for 28 years old player.pls think smart we can get reus for half and with the remaing half we buy dm like bender

  16. Xiryyid ahmed

    August 15, 2014 at 4:03 am

    This all is romour it just a joke to wenger he can not a buy cavani for 63.5m and he know the team need dm and cb

  17. wali

    August 15, 2014 at 6:18 am

    ok its just freedom of expression coz thats a big lie imagine no news in epl league 1 then guyz its nonesense. ok cavani not bad but we nid dm & a cb thats what we nid so far.

  18. Akarma

    August 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

    My gosh, can’t see Wenger paying crazy money for this player. It
    won’t happen.

  19. Chemutai bin joshua

    August 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

    All i need to see is a defensive midfielder. Cavani though is a gud striker, bt luks expensive n age matter.

  20. Richard

    August 15, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Stop dreaming

  21. silver

    August 15, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Yes we e c in our

  22. Joe. Ukor

    August 15, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Cavani is old, we need a vabrant cf nd holding md, d like of khadira nd greek defensive mf. Up gunners

  23. Arsenal hubby1

    August 15, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Hmmmm gunners for life finger cross

  24. kenneth

    August 15, 2014 at 8:01 am

    arsenal’s problem is asharp striker so if cavani is got arsenal would have solved almost its problem

  25. pappy jay

    August 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Gunnal 4live

  26. Tunlamania

    August 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Arsenal should go for Marco Reus instead of wasting money on Cavani. The price is too much too pay for just like that, and spending £28 million on Marco Reus of such potential at a very young age isn’t much because he will contribute to arsenal’s midfield, striking area and the attacking aspect as well. Marco Reus is of more potential compare to Giroud and Cavani, Giroud is of more potential compare to Cavani.
    Arsenal should also go for the young Rabiot to come and develop at the emirate and take over from the old players because of his with ability at the centre of the field.

  27. Sansi-j

    August 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    cavani is indeed a good striker and it will b nice to have him in our squard, but a dm and cb is wot we are badly in need of.,. Gunners till i die.

  28. Aduko Stephen

    August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Arsenal we ne need Khedira, Cavaniand Manolas iin oouurr sqquard.

  29. Aduko Stephen

    August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

    If we cant secure all then we shdbe able to Cavani for de season!

  30. Inyani

    August 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    he’s slow but see the goals he had conceeded past season compd with Giroud the only striker.

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