Arsenal transfer target Vagner Love is set to be the subject of a bid from Paris Saint Germain.
L’Equipe are reporting that PSG sporting director Leonardo is keen to make a move for the unsettled Brazilian, who has also interested the Gunners.
The CSKA Moscow striker has been continually linked with Arsene Wenger’s side in the past, and the interest from newly wealthy PSG may spark a move.
There is concern at Emirates Stadium that too much pressure is being put on Robin van Persie in the goal-scoring department, especially with his poor injury record.
The Brazilian international would be seen as a reliable back up to Arsene Wenger’s Dutch star, as he has good goal-scoring pedigree in Europe and at international level.
The North London side may be priced out of a move if PSG were to spark a bidding war, especially since Wenger usually refuses to spend big on players in their late 20s.
Love has been unhappy at CSKA for some time and had two failed attempts to make loan moves to Brazil – with Palmeiras and Flamengo – permanent transfers.
CSKA president Yevgeny Giner spoke to Sport-Express in September, intimating Love’s time in the Russian capital would be coming to an end in January.
"We’re chasing a forward who seems to be very promising. I don’t think this should have a direct connection to Vagner – we need four forwards in the squad anyway," he said.
"But we really intend to let Vagner go – after eight [sic] years spent in one place abroad you really need to change the team.”