Arsene Wenger is keeping tight lipped on transfer business this summer, but reports suggest he has been actively seeking a top, top forward for quite some time (via the Daily Mail).
The piece claims Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain were considered, but insists both men have now been discounted for a number of reasons.
The Frenchman tested the waters with enquiries for Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller (via the Mail), but was rebuffed by the German giants. The report also discusses our interest in Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, suggesting Wenger is only looking for players of the highest quality.
While Benzema may be the first choice for many fans, some may argue that almost any signing would be better than no signing. That clearly isn’t a sentiment shared by Wenger though, with the manager rejecting both Cavani and Higuain as he feels they are a “level below” (via the Mail) the other three forwards mentioned so far.
The Mail claims the inflated fees and wages required to sign the two South Americans have also played a part, with Wenger known for not paying over the odds.
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What do you think Gooners? Would Cavani or Higuain be better than nothing?