Arsenal exploring a shock swoop for PSG striker Edinson Cavani
Arsenal are exploring a shock swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as their hopes fade of landing top target Karim Benzema.
The Gunners have started looking at alternatives to France star Benzema, who Real Madrid insist is not for sale.
A move for Cavani, 28, has been discussed by the Arsenal hierarchy, with manager Arsene Wenger desperate to sign a forward before next week’s transfer deadline.
He is only interested in proven, world-class players but whether PSG would consider selling Cavani remains to be seen.
That has not put off Arsenal, though, as they go back in for a player they first tried to sign in January 2013. Cavani was with Napoli at that time and switched to PSG the following summer for £55million.