Truth Of Arsenal’s Reported £62m Bid For Cavani Revealed

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied that there is any truth behind recent reports linking his side with a stunning £62 million swoop for Paris Saint Germain striker Edison Cavani.

The Gunners have been consistently linked with a move for Cavani since the summer transfer window, but a deal never materialised.

Recent weeks have seen reports about a potential switch for the Uruguayan hit man appear more regularly in the press heading into the January transfer window.

This is something of a surprise, given that Arsenal have Danny Welbeck and a fit again Olivier Giroud available to them, although Giroud is set to miss two more games after his head butt to an opponent on Saturday.

One particular link in the French press gained popularity in recent days, suggesting that Cavani was on the cusp of a huge £62 million switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger has denied that, however, and panned transfer rumours in general.

Wenger said: “I don’t give any importance to rumours.

“There was a rumour two days ago in France that I offered £62 million for Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain. Everyday there is a different rumour so I don’t give importance to that.

“In every big club you have some players who don’t play and they are not happy. If you find players who are happy when they don’t play you have a problem.

“[Podolski] will play. Rosicky had an outstanding game today and he didn’t play for a long time. Our job is always to be ready when you play.”


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