It is being reported that Arsene Wenger is about to delight the long suffering Arsenal fans by once again making a brilliant late transfer addition to the Arsenal squad, two years after he almost broke the internet by signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day.
This time it will be Edinson Cavani according to a Daily Star report. The paper says that the French champions PSG have already accepted our transfer bid of £45 million and Wenger has been pictured in Paris where he is supposedly thrashing out the terms of the move.
This would be fantastic, of course, but can we really believe it? Why would the Ligue 1 club say yes to this transfer now, when their own window is closed and they cannot replace the Uruguayan international centre forward? Well they have recently signed Di Maria from Man United and although they have had their FFP punishment lifted, they still need to play by the rules and French clubs earn nowhere near what we do in the Premier League.
They also have a lot of attacking options with the likes of Lucas Moura, Zlatan, Lavezzi and Pastore. And let’s be honest, they are nailed on to win the French league with or without Cavani. Meanwhile the striker is still apparently not on great terms with Laurent Blanc and his role at the club and so is unlikely to sign a contract extension.
So could it be that PSG are thinking that now could be their best chance of getting most of the over £50 million they paid for the 28-year old back?