Arsenal target Edinson Cavani holds talks over PSG future

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Even as Olivier Giroud continues to prove himself, Edinson Cavani’s name is still being linked with Arsenal.

Le Parisien report that the striker recently sat down with PSG to discuss his future.

Yet, it’s unclear whether the Gunners should read too much into that.

The Uruguay international has done a fine job of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contract ended in the summer before he joined Manchester United.

With four goals in three Champions League appearances and 10 goals in Ligue 1 in as many games, PSG will want to tie Cavani down, particularly as they are in danger of losing their title as champions with shock leaders Nice occupying the top spot.

The 29-year-old was sometimes used as an attacking midfielder under Laurent Blanc, but replacement Unai Emery has restored him to his preferred role of striker.


That appears to have made him keener to stay at Parc des Princes, but Arsenal could still make an audacious bid in the summer, particularly if Arsene Wenger does leave at the end of his current contract.

The only danger is that he could follow in the footsteps of compatriot Diego Forlan, who found it difficult to adapt to English football despite being a huge hit on the continent.

Danny Welbeck’s persistent injury problems mean Arsenal do need a new forward whom they can rely on to bag 20+ goals, and if he were willing to move to the Premier League, Cavani could be the perfect fit.

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