Exclusive – Arsenal targeting late Cavani swoop as Giroud faces lengthy absence

first_imgArsenal are planning to launch a sensational bid to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to land a top class forward before the end of the transfer window to replace injured striker Olivier Giroud.It’s feared the Frenchman could be out for a number of months with an ankle injury sustained in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Everton at the weekend.And the north London outfit are ready to make their move for the 27-year-old hitman, providing they get past Besiktas on Wednesday night and qualify for the Champions League group stages.Wenger is prepared to clear out a number of fringe players, including German forward Lukas Podolski, in order to fund a £40m plus bid for the Uruguay international, talkSPORT understands.Cavani had been linked with a move to England earlier in the transfer window when his agent Pierpaolo Triuzi was reported to be exploring a Premier League move for the striker.The goalscorer is reportedly unhappy playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Paris, with manager Lauren Blanc preferring the maverick Swede as his lone frontman and often pushing Cavani into his unfavoured position on the wing.It is believed he and his agent are hoping Arsenal will provide an escape route out of France, with PSG prepared to do business if they can bring in a replacement.However, Blanc’s transfer plans have been scuppered this summer by the Financial Fair Play rules which, having spent their entire £50million budget on Chelsea defender David Luiz, allowed Manchester United to step in and sign their primary attacking target Angel Di Maria. 1 Wantaway PSG striker Edinson Cavani last_img


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