Edinson Cavani has had a strange old week. First he was sent off in Ligue 1. Then he scored the winner for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. And that's not even half the story.
That's because the Uruguayan forward was dismissed against Lens for his celebration after he'd just found the back of the net which happened to involve him aiming an imaginary gun at fans in the crowd.
The referee took exception to that and booked the former Napoli ace first for the celebration, then again for his protestations, much to his disbelief. Still, Cavani is nothing if not a quick learner so when he scored the crucial goal against Cypriot outfit APOEL last evening he cocked and loaded his rifle (if you'll pardon the expression) and the crowd winced.
However, using all the cunning and nous that made him on of the best strikers in Europe in the first place, Cavani lowered his sights and fired his 'gun' into the floor. Crisis well and truly averted.
There's been plenty of talk about Cavani's future in recent weeks, with a host of Premier League clubs said to be monitoring his situation. Manchester United and Chelsea have both been credited with an interest in the 27-year-old who is valued at £60 million, as have Liverpool and Arsenal.
It would seem it is Arsenal who have the greatest need for a forward. The Gunners didn't land a big-name striker over the summer as expected, although they did snap up Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona who has been deployed in attack this term.
Premier League Interest
Manchester United have landed Radamel Falcao on loan and Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has plenty of fire power to call upon, so Old Trafford seems an unlikely destination. Chelsea look short of forwards like Arsenal, but Diego Costa is the undisputed number one at Stamford Bridge and Cavani won't want to play second fiddle to the Spanish international.
That leaves Liverpool who are struggling to cope with the loss of Luis Suarez, but are likely to stick by new-boy Mario Balotelli for the time being despite his struggles.
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