Wednesday 15 June 2016

Arsenal eye £31m striker - he wants Premier League switch

Arsenal are set to turn their interest to Paris Saint-German forward Edison Cavani if the Leicester star Jamie Vardy doesn’t join the Emirates outfit during the summer transfer window. According to TransferMarkt, the Uruguayan is currently valued at £31m.

The Daily Express claims that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make the Uruguayan his number one striker target if Jamie Vardy decides against a move to the Emirates.

The report goes on to say that Cavani has rejected wages of up to £500,000 per week to move to the Chinese Super League, as he's ready to make the move to the Premier League instead.

Wenger is still waiting for the Foxes forward Vardy to make a decision on his future, but if the Premier League's revelation of last year stays with the Foxes, the Uruguay international would become the manager's top target.

When Cavani moved to the French capital from Napoli in 2013, the 29-year-old was one of Europe's hottest strikers until he was pushed into a wide role with PSG to accomodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was the club's main striker.

As Les Parisiens will be losing Ibrahimovic this summer, and the Uruguay international is expected to become the club's top striker. The  French club's youngster, Jean-Kevin Augustin, has a lot of talent, but he's still raw and won't be asked to lead one of Europe's top outfits.

With few options available on the transfer market, PSG would rather not part with Cavani at this time.

Here's a look at some of Uruguay international top moments for Paris Saint-German:

“In my opinion, Cavani is an expensive veteran who hardly fits in with what the Gunners generally look for in a player. It's easy to see why Wenger would prefer Vardy at this time, as the England international is a proven performer in the Premier League and won't be nearly as expensive."

According to Bleacher Report UK, Gunners legend Thierry Henry was not impressed with the striker's decision to let Arsenal wait for now.
From Uruguay to Albania, Arsenal are "weighing up a £15m to hijack Barcelona and Manchester United in ace chase" for Elseid Hysaj.

The 22-year-old Napoli right-back played in his country's opening Euro 2016 clash against Switzerland on Saturday and is described by the Star as one of Europe's "brightest young defensive talents". 

Wenger is in France running the rule over Hysaj and "is poised to confirm his interest with a concrete offer".

The Gunners manager is particularly drawn to Hysaj's versatility because he is comfortable at both left and right-back and he's also aware that the player has attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, the Frenchman is confident the lure of Champions League football will prove enough of a draw for Hysaj.

Previously we reported that that sources in Germany are reporting that Wenger is hunting Bayern Munich's Brazil defender Rafael Alcantara do Nascimento, commonly known as Rafinha.

The 30-year-old has been scouted by Arsenal and the South American could soon be seen at the Emirates.

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