Arsenal are in talks for a major double addition in the final weeks of the transfer window by bringing in two faces from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The reports, cited in The Daily Express, state that Arsenal are continuing to push to bring in a defensive-midfielder and a forward before the window closes- and it’s suggested they will do both pieces of business with PSG.
Whilst there have been plenty of transfer rumours floating around this summer, at the moment Petr Cech is Arsenal’s only major signing, and the window shuts in less than two weeks.
Edinson Cavani, who has been heavily linked with Arsenal in the past, is the forward reportedly in discussions to move to North London, whilst team-mate Adrien Rabiot could follow to bolster the Gunners midfield.
Rabiot was linked with Arsenal last summer and he would be brought in to provide competition for Francis Coquelin, who despite his excellent year needs support if Arsene Wenger’s side are going to push for the Premier League title.
The Gunners would likely still continue with Coquelin as the first-choice midfielder, with Rabiot as back-up, in a deal that would make sense. He’s not the big name Arsenal fans are crying out for but the Gunners don’t need a major addition in this area.
Discussions for Cavani would make sense for an Arsenal perspective but it’s strange from a French standpoint, with continued speculation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave the capital before the window closes.
If that is the case, then it’s extremely unlikely Cavani would be allowed to leave without a replacement being lined-up, whilst the Uruguayan would likely fancy his chances up against a new striker; with the South American wanting an opportunity through the middle.
Should Ibrahimovic stay with the Ligue 1 champions, then Cavani could consider a move to Arsenal for the same reason- wanting opportunities through the middle.
It would also make sense for Arsenal as Cavani has experience playing wide at the highest level, providing Arsenal with a different option should they wish in crucial matches or when chasing a game.