Arsenal linked with shock Cavani bid

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Arsenal are reported to be considering a somewhat surprising move for Edinson Cavani in the January transfer window, despite the Uruguay international having only signed for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Cavani was a €64 million acquisition for PSG in July, joining the French champions from Napoli, and has found the net 12 times in his 16 appearances for the club this season.

However, it is claimed by Le10Sport (and detailed by Sport Witness) that Cavani is becoming frustrated at a lack of minutes playing in his preferred central striker role, which is currently being afforded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With the 26-year-old supposedly getting itchy feet at the Parc des Princes, Arsenal are considering offering Cavani a route out of Paris and to the Emirates Stadium when the transfer window opens once again.

The Gunners flexed their financial muscle with the signing of Mesut Özil on deadline day in August, with player joining from Real Madrid for €50 million, and the outlay of a sizeable fee on Cavani would not appear to be an issue.

But problems do arise when it comes to the salary of Cavani, who clears currently €8.5 million-a-year after tax, with it unclear whether or not Arsenal would be prepared to match the striker's current income.

Arsenal could also be contested by Barcelona and Real Madrid in this hypothetical pursuit of Cavani, which will post further problems for Arsene Wenger.

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