Arsenal lead race to sign PSG star Edinson Cavani

English giants Arsenal are leading the race to sign Edinson Cavani from French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain. According to reports, Cavani will cost the Gunners a whooping GBP 50m. Cavani has said to have fallen out with manager Laurent Blanc and is seeking an exit from the club. A move abroad will excite Cavani especially the Premier League.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 14:50 PM IST
Arsenal lead race to sign PSG star Edinson Cavani

New Delhi: English giants Arsenal are leading the race to sign Edinson Cavani from French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain. According to reports, Cavani will cost the Gunners a whooping GBP 50m. Cavani has said to have fallen out with manager Laurent Blanc and is seeking an exit from the club. A move abroad will excite Cavani especially the Premier League.

Cavani has scored 38 goals in 66 appearances for PSG in all competitions. It is reported that the French outfit are ready to accept offers.

Arsenal who bought Manchester United's Danny Welbeck for GBP 16m in the 2014 summer. Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell who have seen less playing time could move elsewhere out on loan or in a permanent deal.

Wenger has been criticised over years for failing to get top players and spending less but the Frenchman signed Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for a combined GBP 75.5m in the last two years.

Sanchez has been the main player for Arsenal this season and have galvanised the team. Another forward Lukas Podolski who has played well in his limited opportunities, is also keen to move on as Inter Milan seem interested.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has trashed rumours linking Cavani to Arsenal. Earlier, he had also stated that Podolski will stay at the Emirates and will not be allowed to leave the club. It will be interesting to see what happens from here on.

Arsenal have plenty of options upfront and it is unlikely to see the move happening and Wenger could be interested to spend elsewhere especially in the defensive section.