Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani is set to ask his current club to lower their asking price with regards to his valuation so that he can force a move away.
According to the Daily Express the Uruguayan forward is open to the idea of living in London, and having struggled with making an impression at the Parc des Princes, could be available for transfer.
Cavani moved to Ligue 1 from Napoli in 2013 but hasn’t been able to force Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of his favoured role as a lone striker, and as such transfer rumours have never been far away.
Now though the speculation is picking up pace, with Cavani thought to be ready to push for a move. Amongst his suitors remain in-form Manchester United, though it’s Arsenal who can boast being top of his go-to-list.
Arsenal over United
The Gunners are desperate to bring in a world-class frontman to improve their chances of mixing it with the best, and in that respect the 27-year-old is an obvious option.
Having proved himself capable of scoring consistently at Napoli Cavani remains one of the most sought-after goal-scorers in the world, and PSG would certainly be loathe to let him leave.
The £50 million price-tag currently on his head is indicative of how much the club estimates him to be worth, and even if he does express a desire to force an exit the likes of chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi might play hard-ball.
The one obvious avenue of possibility centres around the French champions’ need to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, with the club having already been stung by the sanctions in place this summer. The early purchase of former Chelsea star David Luiz meant that they couldn’t dip into the market again unless they rose the money from the sales of current players.
It’s been made clear since the summer that it was for that reason they lost out on long-term target Angel Di Maria, and Laurent Blanc could be open to the idea of offloading Cavani if it gives him money with which to target new imports.
Furthermore Arsenal have plenty of money to spend in upcoming transfer windows, prompting suggestions that a big-money deal could be negotiated.