Arsenal once again target Edinson Cavani [Picture: Reuters]
With the chances of Karim Benzema moving to Arsenal diminishing, it has been reported that Arsene Wenger has turned his attention once again to Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.
The Metro Claim that the Paris Saint-Germain striker is now a key target for Arsenal as they looks to strengthen their striking options, with the transfer deadline fast approaching.
The report also says that Cavani is open to a switch to the Premier League after falling out with PSG boss Laurent Blanc last season; the forward was unhappy with being played in a wide role instead of his preferred centre forward position.
There has not been a formal bid made yet, but with the transfer window closing on the 1st of September it is believed that the Paris club as well as Arsenal are readying themselves for a bid.
Karim Benzema is a name that has been linked with Arsenal all summer long, but now it looks like the Frenchman will stay with Rafa Benitez at Real Madrid for at least this season.
Benitez has been vocal about the striker in the last month which would suggest that any chance of Benzema heading to the Emirates is very slim.
Reports suggest that Cavani would be available for around £35million, which is £10 million less than it is believed Benzema would cost.
The 28-year-old striker scored a massive 78 goals in 104 appearances while at former club Napoli, and again replicated his goalscoring prowess at PSG, scoring 34 times in 66 appearances despite playing from the wings.
Olivier Giroud has already found the back of the net this season, but there is still a need for more striking options for the Gunners who are short of recognised strikers after selling Lukas Podolski and loaning out Chuba Akpom and Yaya Sanogo this season.
Time is running out for Wenger to add a world class striker. After being linked with Benzema, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca, Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and Cavani in recent weeks; it is of huge importance that Arsenal show their intent for the third season running with a marquee signing.
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