Our pursuit of an elite striker has been no secret, and we were heavily linked with a late move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani on deadline day (via the Metro).
The switch never materialised, but despite the summer window only just closing, the rumour mill is already running, and the Express claims PSG are willing to offload the forward in January.
The article cites reports from Spain, which claim the Ligue 1 champions are willing to listen to offers around the £45m mark – a hefty fee for a 28-year-old, but that’s the nature of the market these days.
Cavani has spent much of his career in France out on the wing, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic dominating the central striking role. He has still been scoring with regularity though, and has already bagged three goals so far this season – the same number of goals we’ve scored in total.
The Mirror claims the reason we didn’t sign the Uruguayan on deadline day is because Arsene Wenger balked at the price. That doesn’t seem like changing a huge amount in five months, but Wenger may have accepted how great our need for a new striker is by then, or Cavani may be more determined to force his way out – you never know what can happen in the world of football.
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Hopefully the reports prove to be true, and it’s not too late by January to still enjoy a successful season.