Edinson Cavani failed to attend Paris Saint-Germain training as uncertainty over his future continues, reports the Daily Star.
The Uruguayan international, who is recognised as one of the leading forwards in world football, has endured a tricky time at the French moneybags of late, and it now appears that he could complete a move to the Premier League this month.
Arsenal in need
With the transfer window now open, the same report has revealed that Arsenal could swoop for his signature as they go in search of improving in the attacking department.
The Gunners, despite landing the attacking duo of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez this past summer, have failed to find top form throughout the course of the season so far.
And, without question, Cavani would only improve Arsene Wenger's options as his side go in search of some consistency ahead of the second half of the season.
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It appears, then, that with the striker's problems in France, Arsenal stand a chance of landing him in this current window. Cavani, as well as missing the training session is Paris, was absent from the club's weekend trip to Marrakesh.
It remains to be seen as to whether the Gunners will make a bid for his signature in the coming weeks or whether they will make their move in the summer window. Cavani won't come cheap, however, with some reports suggesting that PSG want as much as £62 million for his services.
And with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool reportedly monitoring his situation in Ligue 1, it won't be easy for Wenger to persuade him to arrive at the Emirates.
For now, though, Wenger and Co. will be concentrating on the club's FA Cup third round clash with Hull City on Sunday as they look to defend the piece of silverware in a repeat of last season's final.
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back against Steve Bruce's side after they endured a 2-0 defeat at the St Mary's against Southampton in their last outing yesterday.
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