Arsene Wenger ready to bring Napoli star Edinson Cavani to Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is a fan of Edinson Cavani. The Frenchman is hopeful of being able to focus on bolstering Arsenal’s attacking options next week. According to reports, Arsene Wenger is amid talks for a bid on the Napoli star Edinson Cavani.
Edinson Cavani has played a huge part in Napoli’s success this season. Actually, the 25-year-old Uruguay international has been doing so since he moved to the Italian club in 2010 for a total of €17 million from Palermo.
Arsene Wenger maintains he will take full advantage of the January transfer window to strengthen Arsenal’s attack once problems at home are resolved – and by that he means when Theo Walcott inks a new contract with Arsenal, which should happen this weekend.
Arsenal will have to dig deep into their pockets to accumulate funds for a bid on Edinson Cavani. However, money alone won’t get the coveted striker. Edinson Cavani’s respect and love for Napoli is well documented. Last season, Edinson Cavani extended his stay at Napoli although Chelsea were ready to break their banks for him.
“Cavani is a player that I like,” Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday. “What is for sure is that he costs a lot of money.”
Edinson Cavani, who has scored 16 goals in Serie A this season, has also attracted interest from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Arsenal are also running for the services off Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. The young winger is one of the hottest transfer prospects in the football market. Manchester United are the frontrunners for Wilfried Zaha’s signature, yet Arsenal have a good chance of bringing the youngster to Emirates.
“We're looking at Zaha but there's no bid,” Arsene Wenger confirmed. “Whenever you call about any player, Man United or [AC] Milan are also interested. The truth is it's difficult.”
Arsene Wenger hinted there could be a lot of transfer activity during the final days of the January.
“The prices go always up at the start of the transfer window and go down in the last week,” Arsene Wenger said. “Sometimes as well they go up in the last week but it depends. Most of the time they go down. You know that 90% of transfer activity happens in the last week if not in the last 48 hours.”